The List: 100 Favorite Films

My Darling Clementine (John Ford, 1946)
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001)
Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957)
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977)
The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)
Ed Wood (Tim Burton, 1994)
Manhunter (Michael Mann, 1986)

Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011)
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
Shichinin no Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954, Seven Samurai)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
The Fall (Tarsem Singh, 2006)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)
The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)
It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934)
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)

Light Sleeper (Paul Schrader, 1992)
Fanny och Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982, Fanny and Alexander)
Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
The Game (David Fincher, 1997)
Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Robert Aldrich, 1962)
The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese, 1988)
One-Eyed Jacks (Marlon Brando, 1961)
Vampire’s Kiss (Robert Bierman, 1988)
Jungfrukällan (Ingmar Bergman, 1960, The Virgin Spring)

Le salaire de la peur (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953, The Wages of Fear)
The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)
The Man Who Laughs (Paul Leni, 1928)
Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981)
Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
In the Mouth of Madness (John Carpenter, 1995)
Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)
The Hitcher (Robert Harmon, 1986)

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961)
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001, Spirited Away)
Amadeus (Milos Forman, 1984)
El topo (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1970)
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Byron Haskin, 1964)
Communion (Alfred Sole, 1976, Alice Sweet Alice)
City Girl (F.W. Murnau, 1930)
Freaks (Tod Browning, 1932)
Trust (Hal Hartley, 1990)

The Grey (Joe Carnahan, 2011)
Stalker (Andrey Tarkovskiy, 1979)
Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983)
Ai no mukidashi (Shion Sono, 2008, Love Exposure)
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah, 1974)
The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987)
The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Le locataire (Roman Polanski, 1976, The Tenant)
Idi I smotri (Elem Klimov, 1985, Come and See)

American Graffiti (George Lucas, 1973)
Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951)
The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
La belle et la bête (Jean Cocteau, 1946, Beauty and the Beast)
JFK (Oliver Stone, 1991)
Santa sangre (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1989)
Exotica (Atom Egoyan, 1994)
Fargo (Joel Coen, 1996)
Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)

Carlito’s Way (Brian De Palma, 1993)
Nóz w wodzie (Roman Polanski, 1962, Knife in the Water)
The Verdict (Sidney Lumet, 1982)
The Black Cat (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934)
Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Edgar Wright, 2010)
Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)
Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)
A Late Quartet (Yaron Zilberman, 2012)
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Werner Herzog, 1972, Aguirre, the Wrath of God)

Naked (Mike Leigh, 1993)
The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
Blood for Dracula (Paul Morrissey, 1974)
Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
Incendies (Denis Villeneuve, 2010)
The Kid (Charlie Chaplin, 1921)
Kes (Ken Loach, 1969)
The Big Red One (Samuel Fuller, 1980)
Repo Man (Alex Cox, 1984)
Carnival of Souls (Herk Harvey, 1962)

Bigger Than Life (Nicholas Ray, 1956)
Happiness (Todd Solondz, 1998)
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Paul Schrader, 1985)
Don’t Look Now (Nicolas Roeg, 1973)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian, 1931)
Un condamné a mort s’est échappé ou Le vent soufflé où il veut (Robert Bresson, 1956, A Man Escaped)
In Cold Blood (Richard Brooks, 1967)
Le notti di Cabiria (Federico Fellini, 1957, Nights of Cabiria)
Ball of Fire (Howard Hawks, 1941)
The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973)

 

6 comments so far

  1. blaz on

    lol hollywood so much dominating over the real masterpieces, no wonder the tlc outbursts then…

  2. Simon M. on

    hey bluesy, how ’bout you take your anti-American xenophobia somewhere else, eh?

  3. chrisfilm on

    I don’t think I’ve ever looked at your list, Simon ole boy. Nice work. Glad you aren’t afraid of Hollywood.

    I just started a wordpress blog. How do you create those tabs at the top of the page?

  4. Richard Whitney on

    What about “The Dark Knight”? C’mon.

  5. Simon M. on

    it was in there for about a minute and a half after I overreacted to it when I first saw it in theaters, but then I replaced it with Heat…you know, the original version of The Dark Knight.

  6. Rosa on

    it was in there for about a minute and a half after I overreacted to it when I first saw it in theaters, but then I replaced it with Heat…you know, the original version of The Dark Knight.
    +1


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