100 Best Movies of All Time

Well this week the UK based TimesOnline decided to embark on the amazingly ambitious task of rating the top 100 films of all time. So I decided to post the abridged version of their list here. (The full article is here.)

What do you think, did they get it right?

# – Movie title (Director, Year)

100 – JURASSIC PARK (Stephen Spielberg, 1993)
99 – LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE (Jean Cocteau, 1946)
98 – MY FAIR LADY (George Cukor, 1964)
97 – POINT BREAK (Kathryn Bigelow, 1992)
96 – LOST IN TRANSLATION (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
95 – GRAND HOTEL (Edmund Goulding, 1932)
94 – THE TOWERING INFERNO (John Guillermin, Irwin Allen, 1974)
93 – COOL HAND LUKE (Stuart Rosenberg, 1967)
92 – A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
91 – SHORT CUTS (Robert Altman, 1993)

90 – TRAINSPOTTING (Danny Boyle, 1996)
89 – TOUCH OF EVIL (Orson Welles, 1958)
88 – WILD STRAWBERRIES (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
87 – THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (Jonathan Demme, 1991)
86 – NOSFERATU (F.W. Murnau, 1922)
85 – DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Sidney Lumet, 1975)
84 – FESTEN (Thomas Vinterberg, 1999)
83 – SPARTACUS (Stanley Kubrick, 1960)
82 – CHUNGKING EXPRESS (Wong Kar Wai, 1994)
81 – NORTH BY NORTHWEST (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)

80 – TOKYO STORY (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
79 – DELIVERANCE (John Boorman, 1972)
78 – THE LADY EVE (Preston Sturges, 1941)
77 – THE APU TRILOGY (Satyajit Ray, 1956-1959)
76 – BLAZING SADDLES (Mel Brooks, 1974)
75 – THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (Sergio Leone, 1966)
74 – ROSEMARY’S BABY (Roman Polanski, 1968)
73 – GREAT EXPECTATIONS (David Lean, 1946)
72 – DAYS OF HEAVEN (Terrence Malick, 1978)
71 – THIS IS SPINAL TAP (Rob Reiner, 1984)

70 – THE CONVERSATION (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
69 – HIDDEN (Michael Haneke, 2005)
68 – THE MALTESE FALCON (John Huston, 1941)
67 – THE PIANO (Jane Campion, 1993)
66 – TOY STORY (John Lasseter, 1995)
65 – THE THIN BLUE LINE (Errol Morris, 1988)
64 – DO THE RIGHT THING (Spike Lee, 1989)
63 – ON THE WATERFRONT (Elia Kazan, 1954)
62 – TAXI DRIVER (Martin Scorcese, 1976)
61 – RASHOMON (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

60 – THE CRYING GAME (Neil Jordan, 1992)
59 – PULP FICTION (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
58 – DR ZHIVAGO (David Lean, 1965)
57 – RAGING BULL (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
56 – WHISKY GALORE! (Alexander Mackendrick, 1949)
55 – THE MATRIX (Andy and Larry Wachowski, 1999)
54 – L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (Curtis Hanson, 1977)
53 – MILDRED PIERCE (Michael Curtiz, 1945)
52 – LA DOLCE VITA (Federico Fellini, 1960)
51 – CABARET (Bob Fosse, 1972)

50 – BLADE RUNNER (Ridley Scott, 1982)
49 – HIGH SOCIETY (Charles Walters, 1956)
48 – SHOAH (Claude Lanzmann, 1985)
47 – FARGO (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1996)
46 – ALL ABOUT EVE (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1960)
45 – THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1943)
44 – A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Ella Kazan, 1951)
43 – TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (James Cameron, 1991)
42 – BLUE VELVET (David Lynch, 1986)
41 – A STAR IS BORN (George Cukor, 1954)

40 – THE LIFE OF BRIAN (Terry Jones, 1979)
39 – THE GRADUATE (Mike Nichols, 1967)
38 – REAR WINDOW (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
37 – BEAU TRAVAIL (Claire Denis, 1999)
36 – JAWS (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
35 – WITHNAIL AND I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
34 – THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (John Ford, 1962)
33 – ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (Milos Forman, 1975)
32 – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
31 – HIS GIRL FRIDAY (Howard Hawks, 1940)

30 – REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (Nicholas Ray, 1955)
29 – DUCK SOUP (Leo McCarey, 1933)
28 – GONE WITH THE WIND (Victor Fleming, 1939)
27 – A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
26 – GOODFELLAS (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
25 – PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (Peter Weir, 1975)
24 – THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (George Cukor, 1940)
23 – SOME LIKE IT HOT (Billy Wilder, 1959)
22 – THE BREAKFAST CLUB (John Hughes, 1985)
21 – BONNIE AND CLYDE (Arthur Penn, 1967)

20 – THE WIZARD OF OZ (Victor Fleming, 1939)
19 – THE EXORCIST (William Friedkin, 1973)
18 – DON’T LOOK NOW (Nicolas Roeg, 1973)
17 – ANNIE HALL (Woody Allen, 1977)
16 – METROPOLIS (Fritz Lang, 1927)
15 – APOCALYPSE NOW (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
14 – THE JUNGLE BOOK (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1967)
13 – 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
12 – ALIEN (Ridley Scott, 1979)
11 – THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Robert Wise, 1965)

10 – THE GODFATHER (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
9 – ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Michel Gondry, 2004)
8 – SUNSET BLVD. (Billy Wilder, 1950)
7 – KES (Ken Loach, 1969)
6 – VERTIGO (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
5 – THE SHINING (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
4 – CHINATOWN (Roman Polanski, 1974)
3 – ET: The Extra Terrestrial (Stephen Spielberg, 1982)
2 – There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
1 – Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)

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7 Comments

  1. Valiant attempt, but no way… I can immediately think of a handful of films that could easily replace such overrated movies as… well… let me just say… you can’t have Chungking Express and not Happy Together (unless…) then there’s, wait (sorry I have ADD) but let me just say, Fellini’s 8 1/2 isN’T here, what? That’s all.

  2. umm, citizen kane isn’t on here? but eternal sunshine of the spotless mind is?

    no…not even close.

  3. HAHAHAHA THERE IS NO SHOT THAT THERE WILL BE BLOOD IS THE NUMBER 2 MOVIE, I FELL ASLEEP 5 DIFFERENT TIMES…WEAK!!!!

  4. Festen but not Days of Wrath?
    No Citizen Kane.
    There will be blood (not even a good film by any measure IMHO) at #2
    No Miiyazaki films, but a couple of Pixar ones.
    AND POINT BREAK, YOU MUST BE JOKING.

    Worst list ever?

  5. Your blog is marvelous. Good work!

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  7. No- “Citizen Kane” or “Ben Hur” or “Young Frankensten”
    Yet “There will be Blood”??
    What a joke


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