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1. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
3. Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
4. Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
5. Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
6. GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
7. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
8. Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1952)
9. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
10. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
11. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
12. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
13. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
14. Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
15. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
16. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
17. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
18. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
19. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
20. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
21. The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
22. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977)
23. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
24. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001)
25. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1967)
26. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
27. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
28. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
29. Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988)
30. Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)
31. Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood)
32. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)
33. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
34. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)
35. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron, 1991)
36. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1969)
37. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
38. Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)
39. The Matrix (Andy & Larry Wachowski, 1999)
40. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
41. The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959)
42. Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949)
43. The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998)
44. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
45. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
46. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)
47. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982)
48. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
49. Evil Dead (Sam Raimi, 1987)
50. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)

51. 8 ½ (Federico Fellini, 1963)
52. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
53. Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)
54. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Peter Jackson, 2002)
55. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)
56. Casino Royale (Martin Campbell, 2006)
57. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)
58. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
59. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977)
60. Come and See (Elem Klimov, 1985)
61. The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995)
62. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)
63. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)
64. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)
65. Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)

66. Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990)
67. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
68. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
69. Three Colours Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)
70. Stand by Me (Rob Reiner, 1986)
71. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
72. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957)
73. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
74. The Treasure of Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948)
75. A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1946)
76. Manhattan (Woody Allen, 1979)
77. Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick, 1960)
78. Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)
79. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)
80. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1943)
81. Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005)
82. The Great Escape (John Sturges, 1963)
83. Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
84. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997)
85. Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
86. Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976)
87. The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1983)
88. Ferris Bueller’s Day off (John Hughes, 1986)
89. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)
90. When Harry Met Sally (Rob Reiner, 1989)
91. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand, 1983)
92. Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone, 1984)
93. Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973)
94. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)
95. Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961)
96. American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999)
97. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)
98. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
99. Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)
100. Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)

101. Raising Arizona (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1987)
102. The Hustler (Robert Rossen, 1961)
103. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
104. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
105. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)
106. A Man for All Seasons (Fred Zinnemann, 1966)
107. An American Werewolf in London (John Landis, 1981)
108. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Ermanno Olmi, 1978)
109. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
110. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
111. Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982)
112. I Am Cuba (Alexander Payne, 1964)
113. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004)
114. The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
115. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)
116. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959)
117. Miller’s Crossing (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1990)
118. Withnail and I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
119. The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953)
120. The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966)
121. Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel, 1950)
122. The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987)
123. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes, 1974)
124. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)
125. A Bout de souffle (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
126. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Sam Peckinpah, 1973)
127. The Sting (George Roy Hill, 1973)
128. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
129. Harvey (Henry Koster, 1950)
130. The Man Who Would Be King (John Huston, 1975)
131. The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann, 1992)
132. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006)
133. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
134. Seven (David Fincher, 1995)
135. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
136. Amadeus (Milos Forman, 1984)
137. Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner, 1990)
138. Cool Hand Luke (Stuart Rosenberg, 1967)
139. Blow Out (Brian De Palma, 1981)
140. As Good as It Gets (James L. Brooks, 1997)
141. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (David Hand, 1937)
142. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)
143. Cyrano De Bergerac (Jean-Paul Rappeneau, 1991)
144. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
145. Sophie’s Choice (Alan J. Pakula, 1982)
146. Shampoo (Hal Ashby, 1975)
147. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)
148. Z (Costa-Gavras, 1969)
149. The Red Shoes (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1948)
150. The French Connection (William Friedkin, 1971)

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151. Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000)
152. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)
153. The Innocents (Jack Clayton, 1961)
154. Betty Blue (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986)
155. Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
156. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 1998)
157. True Romance (Tony Scott, 1993)
158. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992)
159. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
160. Being There (Hal Ashby, 1979)
161. The Year of Living Dangerously (Peter Weir, 1982)
162. A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)
163. The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)
164. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
165. Partie de campagne (Jean Renoir, 1936)
166. Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton, 1964)
167. Don’t Look Now (Nic Roeg, 1973)
168. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)
169. Viridiana (Luis Buñuel, 1961)
170. La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995)
171. Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)
172. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)
173. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
174. Superman the Movie (Richard Donner, 1978)
175. Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)
176. A Canterbury Tale (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1944)
177. City of God (Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund, 2002)
178. Hellzapoppin’ (H.C. Potter, 1941)
179. Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter, 1999)
180. To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962)
181. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Russ Meyer, 1970)
182. Performance (Donald Cammell, Nic Roeg, 1970)
183. Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967)
184. Dirty Harry (Don Siegel, 1971)
185. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957)
186. United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006)
187. The Big Country (William Wyler, 1958)
188. School of Rock (Richard Linklater, 2003)
189. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
190. Big (Penny Marshall, 1988)
191. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
192. Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)
193. Ed Wood (Tim Burton, 1994)
194. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)
195. It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)
196. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1999)
197. Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991)
198. Fargo (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996)
199. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
200. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995)

201. JFK (Oliver Stone, 1991)
202. The Killer (John Woo, 1989)
203. Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
204. The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935)
205. The Addiction (Abel Ferrara, 1995)
206. The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973)
207. The Misfits (John Huston, 1961)
208. The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006)
209. Local Hero (Billy Forsyth, 1983)
210. Platoon (Oliver Stone, 1986)
211. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
212. M (Fritz Lang, 1931)
213. Songs from the Second Floor (Roy Andersson, 2000)
214. Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969)
215. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, 1997)
216. Sunday Bloody Sunday (John Schlesinger, 1971)
217. The Magnificent Seven (John Sturges, 1960)
218. Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953)
219. The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood, 1976)
220. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
221. McCabe & Mrs Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
222. Mother and Son (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1997)
223. Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995)
224. Distant Voices, Still Lives (Terence Davies, 1988)
225. Get Carter (Mike Hodges, 1971)
226. Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996)
227. Léon (Luc Besson, 1994)
228. No Country for Old Men (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007)
229. Festen (Thomas Vinterberg, 1998)
230. Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004)
231. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
232. Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
233. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg, 1984)
234. The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass, 2007)
235. Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)
236. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1947)
237. Delicatessen (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro, 1991)
238. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
239. Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988)
240. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)
241. Brighton Rock (John Boulting, 1947)
242. King Kong (Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)
243. Heimat (Edgar Reitz, 1984)
244. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
245. Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004)
246. The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)
247. All That Jazz (Bob Fosse, 1979)
248. Pandora’s Box (Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1929)
249. My Darling Clementine (John Ford, 1946)
250. Sunrise (F.W. Murnau, 1927)

251. Darling (John Schlesinger, 1965)
252. The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, 1980)
253. First Blood (Ted Kotcheff, 1982)
254. The Verdict (Sidney Lumet, 1982)
255. Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch, 1939)
256. Le Quai des brumes (Marcel Carné, 1938)
257. The Black Cat (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934)
258. The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980)
259. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
260. Field of Dreams (Phil Alden Robisnon, 1989)
261. Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953)
262. The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 1999)
263. Das Boot (Wolfgang Petersen, 1981)
264. American Graffiti (George Lucas, 1973)
265. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
266. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2001)
267. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen, 1989)
268. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938)
269. A Place in the Sun (George Stevens, 1951)
270. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, 2005)
271. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (Tim Burton, 1985)
272. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento, 1970)
273. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)
274. Sin City (Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, 2005)
275. My Neighbour Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988)
276. Layer Cake (Matthew Vaughn, 2004)
277. On the Town (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1949)
278. Carlito’s Way (Brian De Palma, 1993)
279. National Lampoon’s Animal House (John Landis, 1978)
280. Mad Max 2 (George Miller, 1982)
281. Interview with the Vampire (Neil Jordan, 1994)
282. The Godfather Part III (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990)
283. Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985)
284. Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983)
285. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)
286. L’avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)
287. Secrets and Lies (Mike Leigh, 1996)
288. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Robert Zemeckis, 1988)
289. John Carpenter’s The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)
290. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
291. Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti, 1960)
292. Le belle et la bête (Jean Cocteau, 1946)
293. La maman et la putain (Jean Eustache, 1973)
294. The Red Balloon (Albert Lamorisse, 1956)
295. The Untouchables (Brian De Palma, 1987)
296. All the President’s Men (Alan J. Pakula, 1976)
297. It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934)
298. Le cercle rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970)
299. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, 1942)
300. Sawdust and Tinsel (Ingmar Bergman, 1953)

301. Love and Death (Woody Allen, 1975)
302. The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946)
303. Together (Lukas Moodyson, 2000)
304. Radio Days (Woody Allen, 1987)
305. The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, 2006)
306. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg, 1989)
307. Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969)
308. The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984)
309. Transformers (Michael Bay, 2007)
310. Gremlins (Joe Dante, 1984)
311. American History X (Tony Kaye, 1998)
312. Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)
313. Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)
314. Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957)
315. Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee, 1995)
316. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996)
317. Midnight Run (Martin Brest, 1988)
318. Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)
319. The Lion King (Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, 1994)
320. Braveheart (Mel Gibson, 1995)
321. Funny Face (Stanley Donen, 1957)
322. Aladdin (Ron Clements, John Musker, 1992)
323. The Last Seduction (John Dahl, 1994)
324. Lone Star (John Sayles, 1996)
325. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003)
326. Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh, 1998)
327. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick, 1993)
328. The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998)
329. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)

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330. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (George Lucas, 2005)
331. The Green Mile (Frank Darabont, 1999)
332. The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan, 1999)
333. Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978)
334. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, 1942)
335. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
336. Titanic (James Cameron, 1997)
337. 300 (Zack Snyder, 2006)
338. Jules et Jim (François Truffaut, 1962)
339. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
340. High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, 1963)
341. The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975)
342. The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin, 1925)
343. Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter, 2001)
344. The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese, 1978)
345. Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne, 1987)
346. Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl, 1945)
347. All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)
348. Au hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966)
349. Arthur (Steve Gordon, 1981)
350. Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968)

351. Zulu (Cy Endfield, 1964)
352. Unfaithfully Yours (Preston Sturges, 1948)
353. Bugsy Malone (Alan Parker, 1976)
354. Un chien andalou (Luis Buñuel, 1929)
355. Sunshine (Danny Boyle, 2007)
356. Napoléon (Abel Gance, 1927)
357. The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973)
358. Russian Ark (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2002)
359. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941)
360. The Return (Andrei Zvyagintsev, 2003)
361. Clerks (Kevin Smith, 1994)
362. The Elephant Man (David Lynch, 1980)
363. Good Morning, Vietnam (Barry Levinson, 1987)
364. Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone, 1994)
365. The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman, 2002)
366. Predator (John McTiernan, 1987)
367. Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972)
368. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
369. The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985)
370. Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976)
371. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Gore Verbinski, 2003)
372. Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi, 1992)
373. Wall-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
374. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007)
375. Four Weddings and a Funeral (Mike Newell, 1994)
376. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
377. Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973)
378. The Goonies (Richard Donner, 1985)
379. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)
380. Children of Men (Alfondo Cuarón, 2006)
381. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, 1975)
382. Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)
383. Serenity (Joss Whedon, 2005)
384. The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch, 1940)
385. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951)
386. The Great Silence (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
387. Rain Man (Barry Levinson, 1988)
388. The English Patient (Anthony Minghella, 1996)
389. Election (Alexander Payne, 1999)
390. 2 Days in Paris (Julie Delpy, 2007)
391. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
392. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
393. Garden State (Zach Braff, 2004)
394. Cloverfield (Matt Reeves, 2008)
395. Casino (Martin Scorsese, 1995)
396. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
397. Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, 1968)
398. Killer of Sheep (Charless Burnett, 1977)
399. Greed (Erich von Stroheim, 1924)
400. The Incredibles (Brad Bird, 2004)

401. Batman Returns (Tim Burton, 1992)
402. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, 2006)
403. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)
404. RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987)
405. Dirty Dancing (Emile Ardolino, 1987)
406. Iron Man (Jon Favreau, 2008)
407. The Jungle Book (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1967)
408. Zelig (Woody Allen, 1983)
409. Men in Black (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1997)
410. A Hard Day’s Night (Richard Lester, 1964)
411. Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi, 2004)
412. Heathers (Michael Lehmann, 1989)
413. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)
414. The Double Life of Véronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991)
415. Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero, 1978)
416. Bad Taste (Peter Jackson, 1987)
417. Lords of Dogtown (Catherine Hardwicke, 2005)
418. V for Vendetta (James McTeigue, 2005)
419. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)
420. Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe, 1996)
421. Lethal Weapon (Richard Donner, 1987)
422. A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, 1956)
423. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino, 2004)
424. To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks, 1944)
425. Wonder Boys (Curtis Hanson, 2000)
426. Enduring Love (Roger Michell, 2004)
427. Spring in a Small Town (Mu Fei, 1948)
428. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog, 1974)
429. Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
430. Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter, 1986)
431. Electra Glide in Blue (James William Guercio, 1973)
432. X-Men 2 (Bryan Singer, 2003)
433. Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant, 1997)
434. The Cat Concerto (William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, 1947)
435. American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000)
436. Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, 1991)
437. Spider-Man (Sam Raimi, 2002)
438. The Lost Boys (Joel Schumacher, 1987)
439. Grosse Pointe Blank (George Armitage, 1997)
440. Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988)
441. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999)
442. Atonement (Joe Wright, 2007)
443. Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975)
444. Hairspray (John Waters, 1988)
445. Dumb and Dumber (Peter and Bobby Farrelly, 1994)
446. High Fidelity (Stephen Frears, 2000)
447. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)
448. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
449. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (George Lucas, 1999)
450. King Kong (Peter Jackson, 2005)

451. Speed (Jan De Bont, 1994)
452. Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan, 2000)
453. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg, 2008)
454. The Bourne Supremacy (Paul Greengrass, 2004)
455. Top Gun (Tony Scott, 1986)
456. 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2002)
457. Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, 1987)
458. Batman (Tim Burton, 1989)
459. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)
460. Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004)
461. Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)
462. Dead Man’s Shoes (Shane Meadows, 2004)
463. Juno (Jason Reitman, 2007)
464. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Stanley Donen, 1954)
465. 12 Monkeys (Terry Gilliam, 1995)
466. Snatch (Guy Ritchie, 2000)
467. The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, 1978)
468. The Crow (Alex Proyas, 1994)
469. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam, 1998)
470. Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992)
471. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuarón, 2004)
472. Le Doulos (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1962)
473. Into the Wild (Sean Penn, 2007)
474. Enter the Dragon (Robert Clouse, 1973)
475. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Gore Verbinski, 2006)
476. Santa Sangre (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1989)
477. Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955)
478. Flesh (Paul Morrissey, 1968)
479. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Norman Z. McLeod, 1947)
480. The Son’s Room (Nanni Moretti, 2001)
481. Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh, 1999)
482. Scream (Wes Craven, 1996)
483. The Big Red One (Samuel Fuller, 1980)
484. The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky, 2006)
485. The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)
486. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Blake Edwards, 1961)
487. Superbad (Greg Mottola, 2007)
488. Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997)
489. Brick (Rian Johnson, 2005)
490. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Tim Burton, 2007)
491. Ben-Hur (William Wyler, 1959)
492. Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2000)
493. In the Company of Men (Neil LaBute, 1997)
494. Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004)
495. Jailhouse Rock (Richard Thorpe, 1957)
496. Superman Returns (Bryan Singer, 2006)
497. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)
498. Back to the Future Part II (Robert Zemeckis, 1989)
499. Saw (James Wan, 2004)
500. Ocean’s Eleven (Steven Soderbergh, 2001)

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-10-2008, 17:57:45
And yes, seeing The Wicker Man 450 places below Evil Dead 2 caused me to utter some profanities.

King_Ghidra
02-10-2008, 20:42:10
Ok i have a lot to say but i'm going to say just two things.

1) I think the Shawshank Redemption is massively massively overrated film. It's a good, clever and feelgood film but it is not a work of art to compare with some of the films it is often quoted alongside.

2) The Thin Red Line is a very ordinary film that does not deserve to be on any kind of 'best of' list.

King_Ghidra
02-10-2008, 20:51:04
Fuck i can't help myself.

Layer Cake at 275.

WTF

King_Ghidra
02-10-2008, 20:53:33
God this is horrific.

King_Ghidra
02-10-2008, 20:56:19
Men in Black.

Men in fucking Black.

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-10-2008, 21:01:31
Completely agree on Shawshank. I thought it was rubbish, personally.

And "Back to the future" at 23?

Walrus Feeder
02-10-2008, 23:32:19
It's always interesting to note that although Lucas duly gets praise for creating Star Wars he handed over directorial duties on The Empire Strikes Back to Irving Kershner.

Walrus Feeder
02-10-2008, 23:42:40
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
And yes, seeing The Wicker Man 450 places below Evil Dead 2 caused me to utter some profanities.

...You mean "Oh Lord ...Oh JESUS CHRIST!"

Funko
03-10-2008, 08:06:11
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
1) I think the Shawshank Redemption is massively massively overrated film. It's a good, clever and feelgood film but it is not a work of art to compare with some of the films it is often quoted alongside.

I really like it, and I can see why so many other people like it, but I totally agree.

Funko
03-10-2008, 08:12:21
Was this voted for by fans by any chance?

King_Ghidra
03-10-2008, 09:33:17
Originally posted by Walrus Feeder
It's always interesting to note that although Lucas duly gets praise for creating Star Wars he handed over directorial duties on The Empire Strikes Back to Irving Kershner.

i didn't know that. always been my favourite.

Guynemer
04-10-2008, 03:27:14
453. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg, 2008)



Okay, one of two things is happening here. Either the person or persons who made this list are utterly fucking incapable of coherent thought, or I'm having a stroke and hallucinating the above listing.

Immortal Wombat
04-10-2008, 11:13:39
I think by about 200 they forgot they were supposed to be putting the films in order of greatness, and just started listing films.

Walrus Feeder
04-10-2008, 12:07:18
Went out and bought the magazine yesterday to keep me occupied on a 3 hr train ride. I agree with most of the comments above and the the ranking of The Thin Red Line at 79 is silly, especially when The Great Escape is at 82! Maybe we're just sick of having the latter forced upon us on Boxing Day.

I also have a few issues with some of the older films in here. I suppose it's most important to rate the impact films had they year they came out rather than how they seem now but i never liked the overlong and not particularly unsettling Rosemary's Baby (78), Terence Malick's Badlands (158) or Italian horror Suspiria (312). Of more recent films i don't get why Sunshine (355) is in there but it's nice to see a mention of Dead Man's Shoes (462) and not The Full Monty which was massivly overhyped at the time.

But hey, what about Beverley Hills Cop for god's sake??!! one of my favourite films.:D

Anyone else spot any films they reckon should have made the 500?

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-10-2008, 19:22:51
Originally posted by Walrus Feeder

Anyone else spot any films they reckon should have made the 500?


Cocteau's "Orphee"
"Au revoir les enfants"
"Les Diaboliques"
"Odd man out"
"Walkabout"
"Picnic at Hanging Rock"
"The company of wolves"
"Midnight Cowboy"
"La Reine Margot"

Fistandantilus
06-10-2008, 22:53:38
"Babel did not make the list" a flabbergasted mr_G should say.

MoSe
07-10-2008, 06:44:53
LOL, and you expect me to peruse a 500 long list to check whether my favourite ones are in there?
:D

"Distant voices, still lives" by Terence Davies
"La ronde" by Ophuls
"Dies Irae" and "Ordet" by Dreyer
"Stalker" by Tarkovskiy and I throw in "Solaris" in the bundle
Any and all of Robert Bresson's filmography. Well, maybe not all, but most thereof.

Just off the top, according to my current mood. Of course subject to radical changes without notice.

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a more useful service to the community would be to edit that list providing each entry with its imdb links....
:nervous:

or at least, we could check how many in that list each of us has actually seen...

BTW, what's Empire? a magazine? Of which kind? Which view would you say their list reflects?

King_Ghidra
07-10-2008, 08:09:48
the view of the slightly discerning but ultimately common film fan

Greg W
07-10-2008, 11:55:55
Heh. Of the top 100 fillums, I have seen 27. :nervous:

King_Ghidra
07-10-2008, 12:21:46
!! 64 (i think) and some others on dvd and sky+ that haven't watched yet :cute:

MOBIUS
07-10-2008, 12:31:18
66, plus about a dozen that I can't remember if I've actually seen or not...

There is a lot of dross on that list.

MoSe
07-10-2008, 12:39:21
Originally posted by Greg W
Heh. Of the top 100 fillums, I have seen 27. :nervous:

erm.....

40 of the top 41
:cute:

...and counting

Guess the one I missed?

Funko
07-10-2008, 12:53:49
60 for me.

MoSe
07-10-2008, 13:04:28
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
WTF

and maybe you noticed too

92. Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone, 1984)

:D

MoSe
07-10-2008, 13:08:46
Originally posted by MoSe
...and counting

90 in the top 100

...and counting

Greg W
07-10-2008, 13:23:38
Originally posted by MoSe
erm.....

40 of the top 41
:cute:

...and counting

Guess the one I missed? I am guessing #41, otherwise it's a very odd thing to mention. :p

MoSe
07-10-2008, 15:07:21
No, in such case I'd have said I've seen all the top 40.

Instead I've missed #42, and one more or less in the middle of the top 41.

This makes 39 out of top 40, but even better 40 out of the top 41

MoSe
07-10-2008, 15:19:42
163 in the top 200

MoSe
07-10-2008, 15:29:21
Originally posted by MoSe
LOL, and you expect me to peruse a 500 long list to check whether my favourite ones are in there?
:D

"Distant voices, still lives" by Terence Davies

in at #224

MoSe
07-10-2008, 16:24:00
Originally posted by MoSe
LOL, and you expect me to peruse a 500 long list ?

OK, done
:o

338

+ 38 marked as "?"
(old movies maybe mistaken one for another, movies from a decade ago I might have seen so much trailers that it's hard to tell if I've actaully seen the whole...)


Originally posted by MoSe
BTW, what's Empire? a magazine? Of which kind? Which view would you say their list reflects? Originally posted by King_Ghidra
the view of the slightly discerning but ultimately common film fan

Well, I might give a try at that mag, after all!
:cute:

(having seen two thirds of that list doesn't mean tho I agree they're also the best ever)

MOBIUS
07-10-2008, 18:15:23
Someone with a bit of time on their hands, MoSe...?:D

Lazarus and the Gimp
07-10-2008, 19:40:34
I have never seen "The Godfather". I'm quite proud of that.

Greg W
07-10-2008, 23:55:52
I hadn't seen Scarface until less than a year ago, The Godfather until about 3 years ago, and Pulp Fiction until about a year and a half ago.

It's funny, cos movies seem to get such a reputation built up for me that I don't watch them, cos I think it's surely going to be a letdown. And surprisingly enough, none of those three movies really did it for me.

Still haven't seen movies like Lawrence of Arabia for just that reason.

Funko
08-10-2008, 08:25:16
I hadn't seen The Godfather until about three or four years ago, and I feared it wouldn't live up to it's reputation.

But it was really, really good. I can see how it could lose a bit of it's impact because so much of it has been aped in future films, comedy sketches, parodies etc. but actually I was so immersed I didn't even really notice.

MoSe
08-10-2008, 08:43:12
Originally posted by MOBIUS
Someone with a bit of time on their hands, MoSe...?:D

No, with a compulsive obsession for lists

And with an unexpected sitnt of a couple of hours without serious tasks coming in (it's easier to pretend to work, when you have an "I'm waiting for the data from the colleagues" excuse ready)

MoSe
08-10-2008, 08:47:10
BTW:

KG's 64
MOBIUS' 66
Funko's 60

are they just in the top 100, like Greg's 27, or overall?

I'm not sure I got it right

King_Ghidra
08-10-2008, 09:02:07
whaddya reckon?

Bob
08-10-2008, 09:03:00
Damn you guys are older than me!

MoSe
08-10-2008, 09:07:49
if you wanna make me admit that I'm thick, no problem, that's a given

I don't know how much you're into movies
It could well be just 1 in 10 for you from that list full of old, foreign and festival ones
OTOH I guess it's unlikely you can keep the count all the way thru a list 500 items long...

OK, who cares
:p

King_Ghidra
08-10-2008, 09:21:37
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
I have never seen "The Godfather". I'm quite proud of that.

i would suggest that's a wholly misplaced emotion. or have you become an ascetic or something?

Originally posted by Greg W
I hadn't seen Scarface until less than a year ago, The Godfather until about 3 years ago, and Pulp Fiction until about a year and a half ago.

It's funny, cos movies seem to get such a reputation built up for me that I don't watch them, cos I think it's surely going to be a letdown. And surprisingly enough, none of those three movies really did it for me.

Still haven't seen movies like Lawrence of Arabia for just that reason.

If it really will be an inevitably disappointing experience i can understand that, but are you really that overwhelmed by expectation that you can't get beyond it?

MoSe
08-10-2008, 09:35:51
on the opposite side, I was so much totally expecting that 9 1/2 Weeks was an utterly absolute shit, that when I ended to go and see it (can't frankly recall WHY), it pleasantly surprised me to find that it wasn't entirely unredeemable.

IIRC it had a decent intern architecture shooting. Not like the excellent one in Last Tango in Paris, but decent.

King_Ghidra
08-10-2008, 09:38:03
I need to rewatch last tango in paris. when i first saw it i thought it was the worst piece of shit i had ever seen, but i've subsequently wondered if it was just youthful ignorance.

MoSe
08-10-2008, 09:45:06
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
youthful ignorance.

you ignored what butter was there for?

MoSe
08-10-2008, 09:47:02
I have to say that thanks to the ban enforced here for a long time, I could only watch it when I wasn't young anymore

MoSe
08-10-2008, 10:02:56
Originally posted by MoSe
BTW, what's Empire? a magazine? Of which kind? Which view would you say their list reflects?

http://www.empireonline.com/500/

OK, it was a reader's poll (plus a couple hundred critics, I wonder how much their votes were weighed wrt to the 10k readers)

BTW, didn't we have a thread about the poll, earlier?



http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=2039873
Oh dear, here we go again a list that means nothing really does it.

Greg W
08-10-2008, 12:30:33
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
If it really will be an inevitably disappointing experience i can understand that, but are you really that overwhelmed by expectation that you can't get beyond it? Oh, I will one of these days. I just kinda have to be in the mood. I'm funny like that with most films, I have to be in the mood to watch them.

Oh, and in response to my earlier statement and Funko's response. It wasn't so much that they sucked. I just didn't see any of them as great. Or as great as they were hyped to be.

Scarface in particular. It was ok, and I can see that, to a group of people not introduced to the mafia and/or violence, it would be a very striking film. I just, dunno, didn't think it was awesome. Good, sure, but not a lot better.

Meh, I do admit to being slightly odd in my movie tastes in that way. :)

MOBIUS
08-10-2008, 15:32:31
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
1. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
3. Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
4. Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
5. Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
6. GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
7. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
9. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
10. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
11. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
14. Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
15. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
16. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
17. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
18. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
19. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
20. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
21. The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
22. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977)
23. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
24. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001)
25. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1967)
26. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
29. Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988)
30. Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)
31. Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood)
32. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)
33. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
34. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)
35. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron, 1991)
37. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
38. Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)
39. The Matrix (Andy & Larry Wachowski, 1999)
40. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
43. The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998)
44. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
45. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
47. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982)
48. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
49. Evil Dead (Sam Raimi, 1987)
50. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)

52. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
53. Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)
54. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Peter Jackson, 2002)
56. Casino Royale (Martin Campbell, 2006)
57. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)
59. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977)
61. The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995)
62. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)
64. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)
66. Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990)
69. Three Colours Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)
70. Stand by Me (Rob Reiner, 1986)
71. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
72. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957)
73. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
76. Manhattan (Woody Allen, 1979)
77. Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick, 1960)
78. Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)
79. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)
81. Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005)
82. The Great Escape (John Sturges, 1963)
83. Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
84. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997)
85. Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
86. Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976)
88. Ferris Bueller’s Day off (John Hughes, 1986)
89. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)
90. When Harry Met Sally (Rob Reiner, 1989)
91. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand, 1983)
92. Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone, 1984)
94. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)
96. American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999)
97. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)
98. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
99. Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)

101. Raising Arizona (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1987)
102. The Hustler (Robert Rossen, 1961)
103. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
105. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)
107. An American Werewolf in London (John Landis, 1981)
113. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004)
115. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)
116. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959)
117. Miller’s Crossing (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1990)
118. Withnail and I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
122. The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987)
124. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)
126. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Sam Peckinpah, 1973)
127. The Sting (George Roy Hill, 1973)
128. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
130. The Man Who Would Be King (John Huston, 1975)
131. The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann, 1992)
132. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006)
134. Seven (David Fincher, 1995)
135. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
136. Amadeus (Milos Forman, 1984)
137. Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner, 1990)
138. Cool Hand Luke (Stuart Rosenberg, 1967)
140. As Good as It Gets (James L. Brooks, 1997)
141. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (David Hand, 1937)
143. Cyrano De Bergerac (Jean-Paul Rappeneau, 1991)
144. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
150. The French Connection (William Friedkin, 1971)

When I have time, I'll do the rest... :bash: :clueless: :sleep:

MOBIUS
08-10-2008, 15:42:14
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
151. Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000)
154. Betty Blue (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986)
155. Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
156. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 1998)
157. True Romance (Tony Scott, 1993)
158. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992)
159. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
161. The Year of Living Dangerously (Peter Weir, 1982)
162. A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)
163. The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)
164. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
166. Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton, 1964)
168. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)
172. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)
173. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
174. Superman the Movie (Richard Donner, 1978)
177. City of God (Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund, 2002)
179. Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter, 1999)
180. To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962)
181. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Russ Meyer, 1970)
184. Dirty Harry (Don Siegel, 1971)
186. United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006)
189. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
190. Big (Penny Marshall, 1988)
192. Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)
193. Ed Wood (Tim Burton, 1994)
196. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1999)
197. Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991)
198. Fargo (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996)
199. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)

201. JFK (Oliver Stone, 1991)
203. Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
204. The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935)
206. The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973)
207. The Misfits (John Huston, 1961)
209. Local Hero (Billy Forsyth, 1983)
210. Platoon (Oliver Stone, 1986)
211. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
215. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, 1997)
216. Sunday Bloody Sunday (John Schlesinger, 1971)
217. The Magnificent Seven (John Sturges, 1960)
219. The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood, 1976)
225. Get Carter (Mike Hodges, 1971)
226. Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996)
227. Léon (Luc Besson, 1994)
228. No Country for Old Men (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007)
231. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
232. Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
233. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg, 1984)
234. The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass, 2007)
235. Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)
237. Delicatessen (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro, 1991)
238. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
239. Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988)
240. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)
242. King Kong (Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)
245. Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004)
246. The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)
253. First Blood (Ted Kotcheff, 1982)
258. The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980)
259. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
260. Field of Dreams (Phil Alden Robisnon, 1989)
263. Das Boot (Wolfgang Petersen, 1981)
264. American Graffiti (George Lucas, 1973)
265. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
266. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2001)
271. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (Tim Burton, 1985)
273. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)
274. Sin City (Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, 2005)
276. Layer Cake (Matthew Vaughn, 2004)
278. Carlito’s Way (Brian De Palma, 1993)
279. National Lampoon’s Animal House (John Landis, 1978)
280. Mad Max 2 (George Miller, 1982)
281. Interview with the Vampire (Neil Jordan, 1994)
282. The Godfather Part III (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990)
283. Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985)
284. Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983)
285. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)
287. Secrets and Lies (Mike Leigh, 1996)
288. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Robert Zemeckis, 1988)
289. John Carpenter’s The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)
295. The Untouchables (Brian De Palma, 1987)
296. All the President’s Men (Alan J. Pakula, 1976)

305. The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, 2006)
306. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg, 1989)
307. Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969)
308. The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984)
309. Transformers (Michael Bay, 2007)
310. Gremlins (Joe Dante, 1984)
311. American History X (Tony Kaye, 1998)
313. Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)
315. Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee, 1995)
316. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996)
317. Midnight Run (Martin Brest, 1988)
320. Braveheart (Mel Gibson, 1995)
323. The Last Seduction (John Dahl, 1994)
324. Lone Star (John Sayles, 1996)
325. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003)
326. Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh, 1998)
327. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick, 1993)
328. The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998)


My trend appears to be mostly from the 80's. Plenty of the old films I have meant to watch however they're only shown on daytime TV and I miss them...

MoSe
08-10-2008, 16:05:14
I watched many of them in the afternoons when I was *supposed* to attend university lessons....

:cute:

(many others when I used to spend most of my life in Cinema d'Essai and Cinestudios)


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If I counted'em right, isn't that 76 in the first 100 and not 66?

MOBIUS
08-10-2008, 16:17:21
Well I did say there was a bunch I wasn't sure about, so I IMDBed them to see if they seemed familiar...

MOBIUS
08-10-2008, 16:27:15
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
330. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (George Lucas, 2005)
331. The Green Mile (Frank Darabont, 1999)
332. The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan, 1999)
333. Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978)
336. Titanic (James Cameron, 1997)
337. 300 (Zack Snyder, 2006)
343. Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter, 2001)
345. Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne, 1987)
350. Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968)

351. Zulu (Cy Endfield, 1964)
353. Bugsy Malone (Alan Parker, 1976)
355. Sunshine (Danny Boyle, 2007)
361. Clerks (Kevin Smith, 1994)
362. The Elephant Man (David Lynch, 1980)
363. Good Morning, Vietnam (Barry Levinson, 1987)
364. Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone, 1994)
365. The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman, 2002)
366. Predator (John McTiernan, 1987)
368. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
370. Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976)
371. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Gore Verbinski, 2003)
372. Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi, 1992)
373. Wall-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
374. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007)
375. Four Weddings and a Funeral (Mike Newell, 1994)
376. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
377. Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973)
378. The Goonies (Richard Donner, 1985)
379. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)
381. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, 1975)
383. Serenity (Joss Whedon, 2005)
387. Rain Man (Barry Levinson, 1988)
388. The English Patient (Anthony Minghella, 1996)
391. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
392. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
393. Garden State (Zach Braff, 2004)
394. Cloverfield (Matt Reeves, 2008)
395. Casino (Martin Scorsese, 1995)
396. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
397. Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, 1968)
400. The Incredibles (Brad Bird, 2004)

401. Batman Returns (Tim Burton, 1992)
404. RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987)
406. Iron Man (Jon Favreau, 2008)
407. The Jungle Book (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1967)
409. Men in Black (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1997)
411. Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi, 2004)
413. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)
415. Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero, 1978)
416. Bad Taste (Peter Jackson, 1987)
418. V for Vendetta (James McTeigue, 2005)
420. Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe, 1996)
421. Lethal Weapon (Richard Donner, 1987)
423. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino, 2004)
430. Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter, 1986)
432. X-Men 2 (Bryan Singer, 2003)
433. Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant, 1997)
435. American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000)
437. Spider-Man (Sam Raimi, 2002)
438. The Lost Boys (Joel Schumacher, 1987)
439. Grosse Pointe Blank (George Armitage, 1997)
441. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999)
443. Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975)
445. Dumb and Dumber (Peter and Bobby Farrelly, 1994)
446. High Fidelity (Stephen Frears, 2000)
448. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
449. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (George Lucas, 1999)
450. King Kong (Peter Jackson, 2005)

451. Speed (Jan De Bont, 1994)
452. Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan, 2000)
453. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg, 2008)
454. The Bourne Supremacy (Paul Greengrass, 2004)
455. Top Gun (Tony Scott, 1986)
456. 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2002)
457. Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, 1987)
458. Batman (Tim Burton, 1989)
460. Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004)
461. Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)
465. 12 Monkeys (Terry Gilliam, 1995)
466. Snatch (Guy Ritchie, 2000)
467. The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, 1978)
468. The Crow (Alex Proyas, 1994)
469. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam, 1998)
470. Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992)
471. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuarón, 2004)
474. Enter the Dragon (Robert Clouse, 1973)
475. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Gore Verbinski, 2006)
478. Flesh (Paul Morrissey, 1968)
481. Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh, 1999)
482. Scream (Wes Craven, 1996)
483. The Big Red One (Samuel Fuller, 1980)
485. The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)
486. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Blake Edwards, 1961)
487. Superbad (Greg Mottola, 2007)
490. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Tim Burton, 2007)
491. Ben-Hur (William Wyler, 1959)
492. Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2000)
494. Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004)
496. Superman Returns (Bryan Singer, 2006)
497. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)
498. Back to the Future Part II (Robert Zemeckis, 1989)
499. Saw (James Wan, 2004)
500. Ocean’s Eleven (Steven Soderbergh, 2001)

Jesus H, there is some total and utter crap in this last list!!!:vom: :vom: :vom:

:rolleyes:

Lazarus and the Gimp
08-10-2008, 20:47:14
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
i would suggest that's a wholly misplaced emotion. or have you become an ascetic or something?



Never had much time for sacred cows.

King_Ghidra
09-10-2008, 09:33:00
so you ignore them, rather than judging for yourself? you're confusing ignorance with iconoclasm

Lazarus and the Gimp
09-10-2008, 19:51:39
This is exactly the point with them. Sometimes you just don't get around to watching films- there are thousands of them after all.

However there are a few films that, if you mention that you've not seen them yet without actually commenting on the merits of them at all, someone will immediately react strongly and suggest there's something wrong with you. Merely not having got around to it isn't good enough. Sacred cow, you see? I'm sure I'd think it's a great film, but that means nothing. The delay is an insult to art.

After a while, you get used to it, and even start looking forward to it in order to see who'll bite.

Scabrous Birdseed
09-10-2008, 22:36:50
Poser.

Scabrous Birdseed
09-10-2008, 22:38:12
BTW, one of the most hollywood-centric lists I've ever seen and they don't even include Kubrik's best film?

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-10-2008, 05:41:54
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Poser.

It's a film. A couple of hours of packaged entertainment. Get over it.

Funko
10-10-2008, 09:03:34
Your reaction whenever anyone mentions not having seen The Wicker Man isn't a million miles away from how people would react to you not seeing The Godfather I think.

I think people only really rave about stuff like that when they really love it and want you to enjoy it, so I don't see that as a negative thing at all.

I really enjoyed The Wicker Man when I eventually watched it. Same with The Godfather.

:beer: anyway.

MOBIUS
10-10-2008, 09:49:13
What I want to know is, where was Silent Running!?:rolleyes:

Bob
10-10-2008, 10:38:04
in Spain

Fistandantilus
10-10-2008, 10:56:09
I haven't seen The Wicker Man.

MOBIUS
10-10-2008, 10:57:30
OMG!!!:eek:

You Philistine! You should be exiled to poly forthwith!

Funko
10-10-2008, 10:58:36
Originally posted by MOBIUS
What I want to know is, where was Silent Running!?:rolleyes:

Oh yeah, one of my favourites.

Fistandantilus
10-10-2008, 11:17:14
Originally posted by MOBIUS
OMG!!!:eek:

You Philistine! You should be exiled to poly forthwith!

:(

Which version is better? The 1973 or the 2006 one?

Bob
10-10-2008, 11:19:42
Poly 1973

Tizzy
10-10-2008, 11:40:19
Originally posted by Fistandantilus
I haven't seen The Wicker Man.

Me neither. Or The Godfather.

I'm going to get sent somewhere worse than Poly now aren't I?

Funko
10-10-2008, 11:41:50
MY house.

Greg W
10-10-2008, 12:00:13
Originally posted by Fistandantilus
I haven't seen The Wicker Man. Me neither. Then again, I am the one who has only seen 27 of the top 100. :cute:

King_Ghidra
10-10-2008, 13:22:02
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
BTW, one of the most hollywood-centric lists I've ever seen and they don't even include Kubrik's best film?

Barry Lyndon really doesn't deserve that claim.

King_Ghidra
10-10-2008, 13:22:39
Originally posted by Tizzy
I'm going to get sent somewhere worse than Poly now aren't I?

Yep. You have to live with Funko forever.

Scabrous Birdseed
10-10-2008, 13:27:29
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
Barry Lyndon really doesn't deserve that claim.

To me it does. I'd class it as one of my top ten personal favourites, and I don't even like the majority of Kubrik's output. (2001 and Eyes Wide Shut are embarassingly shite, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket are middling-to-crap. Have yet to see the majority of his 50s/60s material, that might be better.)

King_Ghidra
10-10-2008, 13:44:30
It's a good film but i find it difficult to see the great direction in it. I would say it was very pedestrian in its cinematography, storytelling and dare i say it, mise en scene. I'm happy to be persuaded otherwise though, so please tell me what you particularly like about it.

As for the rest of his output, well i am a 2001 fan. I agree with you on eyes wide shut, though lately i have had terribly dark thoughts about watching it again.

Nills Lagerbaak
10-10-2008, 14:00:40
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
To me it does. I'd class it as one of my top ten personal favourites, and I don't even like the majority of Kubrik's output. (2001 and Eyes Wide Shut are embarassingly shite, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket are middling-to-crap. Have yet to see the majority of his 50s/60s material, that might be better.)

Oh, you must watch Dr. Strange Love... that's superb.

MOBIUS
10-10-2008, 14:04:16
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Oh, you must watch Dr. Strange Love... that's superb.

Seconded!

My favourite thing about Barry Lyndon is the soundtrack.

Scabrous Birdseed
10-10-2008, 14:13:19
Well, maybe I'm seeing at as more intelligent than it is. But I just love the fact that rather than set it in the 18th century (as a conventional filmmaker would have done) he sets it accross a set of 18th-century paintings. Every scene, every angle, the whole mise-en-scene is set up in order to perfectly replicate a painting or the idea of a painting.

I see it as a very clever alienation device, prompting the viewer to observe the details of the craft as much as the story.

Scabrous Birdseed
10-10-2008, 14:15:11
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Oh, you must watch Dr. Strange Love... that's superb.

Actually, I've seen that, and I liked it. And Clockwork orange. But I was driving the opposite thesis so I tactfully ignored them. :)

Venom
10-10-2008, 14:24:04
Gladiator is ranked way too high. I like that movie and all, but it's not that great.

Nills Lagerbaak
10-10-2008, 14:34:23
I can't believe fight club is at number 10.

Scabrous Birdseed
10-10-2008, 14:44:45
Me neither. That film is totally one of the most overrated of all time.

Funko
10-10-2008, 15:14:01
No more ridiculous than 2 or 3.

JM^3
10-10-2008, 15:37:00
Yeah, I have pretty different tastes than them.

JM

Venom
10-10-2008, 15:58:16
I need to stop looking at this list now before I start questioning my understanding of how numbers are ordered.

Greg W
11-10-2008, 00:28:54
Originally posted by Funko
No more ridiculous than 2 or 3. I think that if you look at them in the context of when they came out, however, both #2 and #3 were brilliant films. Both were massive box office hits, being the highest grossing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_films) films in America in 1980 and 81 respectively.

Not of course that that's necessarily the be all and end all, otherwise Titanic would be #1 with a bullet. :vom:

Both were critically acclaimed at the time (from memory). Both still have massive fan bases today. Perhaps #2 and 3 is a bit too high, but they do deserve a pretty high position as far as I am concerned.

Greg W
11-10-2008, 00:30:37
Back to the Future at #23 otoh is surely a joke. :rolleyes:

jsorense
12-10-2008, 00:35:19
Movies, what are movies?

Funko
13-10-2008, 09:00:02
Magic moving pictures. Like a Kinetoscope that loads of people can watch at once.

protein
13-10-2008, 10:05:51
Originally posted by Greg W
Back to the Future at #23 otoh is surely a joke. :rolleyes:
yeah, it should definitely be in the top five.

MoSe
13-10-2008, 14:45:49
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
It's a film. A couple of hours of packaged entertainment.

I think the proper quote is "It's a film. It's just shadows on a wall"
:D
Can't recall tho if it was by Orson Welles or who else

MoSe
13-10-2008, 14:49:12
Originally posted by Fistandantilus
I haven't seen The Wicker Man. Originally posted by MOBIUS
OMG!!!:eek:

You Philistine! You should be exiled to poly forthwith!

I did worse:

I only saw the recent version with Nick Cage

the worst: I liked it

redeeming for me: I didn't know the story, so the ending could get me by surprise

:nervous:

Funko
13-10-2008, 14:51:03
I assume it's a happy ending in the hollywood version?

protein
13-10-2008, 19:31:22
it would be happy for me if i got to watch mr cage burn to death.

Funko
14-10-2008, 07:54:25
Woo yeah! *high five*

MoSe
14-10-2008, 11:33:06
Originally posted by Funko
I assume it's a happy ending in the hollywood version?

*** S P O I L E R ***




































No, he really burns in the end, it surprised me cuz till the last moment they make you think he'd scrape it away.
IIRC the actual ending is a scene a little time later with the girl again on the continent, set to lure a new wicker

Fistandantilus
14-10-2008, 15:35:53
Yup, saw it last sunday, not bad.

MOBIUS
17-01-2011, 11:31:03
The original is better. It stars the late Edwood Woodwoodwood. :beer:

BTW, talking of early Kubrick, just saw Paths of Glory last night via Love Film. Awesomely awesome! :beer: