Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Best Movies Of The Year -- The Master List

After much prodding from Pete, who felt I SHOULD have a list of my favorite movies from every year and if I did have a list I could put it on Netflix, here is my rundown of the best movies of the year. For every year. For people who always ask "What are your favorite movies," here's the answer. Yes, I know you can argue about which year certain movies belong to (especially films from other countries), but the point is not to make an historical record but just to list some great movies you might want to check out. I start with my top pick from each year as a sort of uber list. No, it's not "the most important movies" period, just the movie that meant the most to me from each year. Some years the choice was easy, other times a few battled it out or I didn't feel strongly enough about one particular film to make a statement. But you could do worse as a film buff than making sure you see all of them.

BEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME (MY #1 PICK FROM EACH YEAR 1924 -- PRESENT)

Her (2013)
The Kid With A Bike (2012)
The Tree Of Life (2011)
A Prophet (2010)
(500) Days Of Summer (2009)
The Class (2008)
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
The Best Of Youth (2005)
The Incredibles (2004)
To Be and To Have (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
In the Mood for Love (2001)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Rushmore (1998)
4 Little Girls (1997)
La Promesse (1996)
Babe (1995)
Red (1994)
The Long Day Closes (1993)
Raise the Red Lantern (1992)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
GoodFellas (1990)
sex, lies and videotape (1989)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
A Room With A View/Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)
Shoah (1985)
Stop Making Sense (1984)
Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance (1983)
Blade Runner (1982)
Arthur (1981)
Raging Bull (1980)
Being There (1979)
Superman: The Movie (1978)
Star Wars (1977)
All The President's Men (1976)
Nashville (1975)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
The Sting (1973)
The Godfather (1972)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (1970)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
The Sound Of Music (1965)
A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
8 1/2 (1963)
Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
The Hustler (1961)
Jazz On A Summer’s Day (1960)
Wild Strawberries (1959)
Touch Of Evil (1958)
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)
Pather Panchali (1955)
Seven Samurai (1954)
The Naked Spur (1953)
The Quiet Man (1952)
Ace In The Hole aka The Big Carnival (1951)
All About Eve (1950)
The Third Man (1949)
Red River (1948)
Out Of The Past (1947)
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
Children Of Paradise (1945)
The Miracle Of Morgan’s Creek/Hail The Conquering Hero (tie) (1944)
The Life and Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Casablanca (1942)
Citizen Kane (1941)
The Philadelphia Story/The Shop Around The Corner (tie) (1940)
The Rules Of The Game (1939)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Top Hat (1935)
The Thin Man (1934)
Duck Soup (1933)
Trouble In Paradise (1932)
M (1931)
The Last Command (1930)
Man With A Movie Camera (1929)
The Crowd (1928)
Sunrise (1927)
The General (1926)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Greed (1924)

2014 (work-in-progress)


2013

Her
Laurence Anyways
The Hunt
The Spectacular Now
Fill The Void
All Is Lost
Stories We Tell
To The Wonder
Wadjda
Warm Bodies
Inside Llewyn Davis
Frances Ha

2012

The Kid With A Bike/La Gamin Du Velo
Amour
The Miners' Hymns
The Master
Django Unchained
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
The Gatekeepers/The Law In These Parts
Footnote aka Hearat Shulayam
How To Survive A Plague
The Deep Blue Sea
Attenberg
Rust and Bone
Michael (2011)
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Moonrise Kingdom
Mea Maxima Culpa
Skyfall
Argo
I Wish I Knew by Jia Zhangke
The Fairy
Chronicle


2011

The Tree of Life
A Separation
Cave Of Forgotten Dreams
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Time That Remains
Project Nim
Meek's Cutoff
Take Shelter
Pina
Arthur Christmas
Tuesday, After Christmas
The Artist
Win Win
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
The Sleeping Beauty
The Black Power Mixtape
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Bombay Beach
Somos Lo Que Hay/We Are What We Are (cannibal film at Cannes)
La Nostra Vita
The Muppets
Kaboom


2010

A Prophet
Another Year
The Illusionist
Inside Job
Toy Story 3
Blue Valentine
Winter's Bone
I Killed My Mother
Exit Through The Gift Shop
Carlos (the long version)
Everyone Else
Alamar
Inception
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Samson and Delilah
Biutiful
Kick-Ass
Four Lions
Anton Chekhov's The Duel
The Tillman Story
The Social Network

2009

(500) Days Of Summer
Politist, Adjectiv
Up In The Air
Il Divo
Star Trek
Gomorrah
About Elly
The Young Victoria
Inglourious Basterds
Lake Tahoe
Up
Treeless Mountain
Sin Nombre
Hunger
Where The Wild Things Are
The Informant!
A Serious Man
Duplicity
Extract
In A Dream
Somers Town
Rudi Y Cursi
You, The Living
It Might Get Loud
District 9
The Country Teacher
Goodbye Solo
The Most Dangerous Man In America


2008

Entre Les Murs/The Class
The Edge of Heaven
My Winnipeg
WALL-E
XXY
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Shotgun Stories
Let the Right One In
Ballast
Encounters at the End of the World
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Water Lilies
Azur and Asmar: The Princes' Quest
Last Chance Harvey
Happy-Go-Lucky
Frozen River
Kung Fu Panda


2007

The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Zodiac
The Other Side Of The Mirror: Bob Dylan At The Newport Folk Festival
Lars and the Real Girl
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
There Will Be Blood
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
L'iceberg
Michael Clayton
Ratatouille
The Band’s Visit
Once
The Host
This Is England
Superbad
Control
The Bourne Ultimatum

2006

Pan's Labyrinth
Brick
Volver
Borat
Half Nelson
The Child
United 93
Time to Leave
Fateless
The Real Dirt On Farmer John
The Pursuit of Happyness

2005

The Best of Youth
Mysterious Skin
Good Night and Good Luck
Brokeback Mountain
The New World
The Squid and the Whale
Capote
Look at Me
The Constant Gardener
The Aristocrats
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
2046
A History of Violence
Howl's Moving Castle
Downfall
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The Warrior
Grizzly Man
Yes
Tony Takitani


2004

The Incredibles
Spider-Man 2
Vera Drake
Head-On
The Bourne Supremacy
The Woodsman
Friday Night Lights
House of Flying Daggers
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
Kinsey
The Motorcycle Diaries
Million Dollar Baby
Mean Creek
Maria Full of Grace
The Sea Inside
Napoleon Dynamite

2003

To Be and To Have/Etre et Avoir
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King
The Son
Decasia: The State of Decay
Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World
Capturing the Friedmans
The Triplets of Belleville
The Fog of War
Spellbound
The Man Without a Past
The Barbarian Invasions
28 Days Later
Whale Rider
The Station Agent
City of God
The Dancer Upstairs
A Mighty Wind
Sweet Sixteen
Seabiscuit
Yossi and Jagger
Dirty Pretty Things
Goodbye, Dragon Inn
Irreversible


2002

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Spirited Away
Y Tu Mamá También
The Piano Teacher
Sunshine State
The Fast Runner
All or Nothing
Bloody Sunday
Punch-Drunk Love
The Bourne Identity
Far from Heaven
Devils on the Doorstep
Songs from the Second Floor
The Hours
The Son's Room
Russian Ark
The Twilight Samurai
Chicago
8 Women
Barbershop
What Time Is It There?

2001

In the Mood for Love
Werckmeister Harmonies
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Last Resort
Gosford Park
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Together
Mulholland Drive
Amelie
Memento
The Royal Tenenbaums
Under the Sand
Monster's Ball
Fat Girl
Made
The Circle


2000

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Yi Yi
You Can Count on Me
Humanite
Wonder Boys
Devils On The Doorstep
Chuck and Buck
The Wind Will Carry Us
The Filth and the Fury: A Sex Pistols Film
Treasure Island
Not One Less
High Fidelity
Before Night Falls
Erin Brockovich
Divided We Fall
Almost Famous
Chunhyang


1999

Topsy-Turvy
Toy Story 2
Three Kings
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
Rosetta
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall Of Fred A. Leuchter Jr.
Boys Don't Cry
Office Space
The Winslow Boy
Tarzan
Limbo
All About My Mother
The Insider
Election
Eyes Wide Shut
The End of the Affair
Being John Malkovich
Mumford
October Sky
The Straight Story
Magnolia
The Thomas Crown Affair


1998

Rushmore
The Thin Red Line
Out of Sight
Babe: Pig in the City
Happiness
Velvet Goldmine
Elizabeth
Men with Guns
Shakespeare in Love
Your Friends and Neighbors
The Celebration
There's Something About Mary
Saving Private Ryan
Tango
Behind the Lines aka Regeneration
Gods and Monsters
The Truman Show
Run Lola Run
A Bug's Life


1997

4 Little Girls
L.A. Confidential
Boogie Nights
Crash
The Ice Storm
Taste of Cherry
Gattaca
Grosse Pointe Blank
The Apostle
My Best Friend's Wedding
Ulee's Gold
Mrs. Brown
George of the Jungle
Oscar and Lucinda
Tomorrow Never Dies
The Sweet Hereafter
Waiting for Guffman
In The Company Of Men
Jackie Brown
The Wings Of The Dove
Starship Troopers

1996

La Promesse
Breaking the Waves
Jerry Maguire
The Crucible
Hard Eight
Lone Star
Trainspotting
James and the Giant Peach
Big Night
Secrets and Lies
When We Were Kings
Fargo
Prisoner Of The Mountain
Bottle Rocket
Beavis and Butt-head Do America
Beautiful Thing
Citizen Ruth
That Thing You Do!
Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day
Bound
Paradise Lost: Child Murders at Robin Hood
Primal Fear
Angels and Insects
Bulletproof


1995

Babe
Toy Story
Persuasion
Sense and Sensibility
Flamenco
Crumb
Underground
Clueless
Devil in a Blue Dress
The Secret Of Roan Inish
Safe
Exotica
Dead Man Walking
A Little Princess
Apollo 13
Leaving Las Vegas
To Die For
The Usual Suspects
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Friday
Georgia
Shanghai Triad
Don Juan DeMarco
The Incredibly True Adventures Of Two Girls In Love
Showgirls


1994

Red
Quiz Show
London (Patrick Keiller film)
Hoop Dreams
The Last Seduction
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Eat Drink Man Woman
Little Women
32 Short Films About Glenn Gould
The Madness of King George
I Like It Like That
Ed Wood
Wild Reeds
Nobody's Fool
Little Odessa
Barcelona
Priest
Pulp Fiction
Speed
The Shawshank Redemption
Heavenly Creatures
Dumb and Dumber
What Happened Was…
Spanking The Monkey
Burnt by the Sun

1993

The Long Day Closes
Dazed and Confused
The Piano
Blue
Olivier, Olivier
Flesh and Bone
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Story of Qiu Ju
Groundhog Day
The Age of Innocence
Rudy
The Fugitive
In the Name of the Father
Orlando
Schindler's List
Menace II Society
The Remains of the Day
Sleepless in Seattle
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Fearless
Dave
King Of The Hill




1992

Raise the Red Lantern
Howards End
Husbands and Wives
Hard Boiled
The Best Intentions
A Midnight Clear
Malcolm X
Aladdin
Unforgiven
Reservoir Dogs
Lorenzo's Oil
The Waterdance
The Crying Game
Leolo
The Player
Enchanted April
For a Lost Soldier
Housesitter
Edward II
A River Runs Through It
Swoon

1991

Beauty and the Beast
The Double Life Of Veronique
The Silence of the Lambs
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The Rapture
Bugsy
Barton Fink
Rambling Rose
Life Is Sweet
Delicatessen
JFK
Mississippi Masala
Ju Dou
The Indian Runner
My Own Private Idaho
Days of Being Wild
Thelma and Louise
Poison
Point Break
Once a Thief
L.A. Story
City of Hope
Toto Le Heros
Boyz N the Hood
The Man in the Moon
The Adjuster
The Hours and Times
White Fang


1990

GoodFellas
Miller's Crossing
The Grifters
Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
Metropolitan
Men Don’t Leave
The Match Factory Girl
Miami Blues
Dances With Wolves
Cyrano de Bergerac
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
Mountains Of The Moon
Reversal of Fortune
Europa Europa
Joe Versus the Volcano
Dick Tracy
Q and A
Tremors
Vincent and Theo
Cry-Baby
Wild at Heart
The Hunt for Red October
Longtime Companion
The Freshman
Quick Change

1989

sex, lies and videotape
The Decalogue
Do the Right Thing
Drugstore Cowboy
Born on the Fourth of July
The Fabulous Baker Boys
Crimes and Misdemeanors
For All Mankind
The Little Mermaid
Enemies, A Love Story
Monsieur Hire
Say Anything
Field of Dreams
The War of the Roses
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Casualties of War
Dead Poets Society
Henry V
Heathers
My Left Foot
Apartment Zero
Parenthood
Scandal

1988

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
Distant Voices, Still Lives
The Thin Blue Line
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Eight Men Out
Big
A Fish Called Wanda
Dangerous Liaisons
Bull Durham
Babette’s Feast
Hairspray
My Neighbor Totoro
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Biloxi Blues
Things Change
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
A Cry in the Dark
Die Hard
High Hopes
The Last Temptation of Christ
Rain Man
U2: Rattle and Hum
As Tears Go By
Matador
Bagdad Café
Let’s Get Lost


1987

Au Revoir Les Enfants
Wings of Desire
The Dead
Empire of the Sun
Withnail and I
Full Metal Jacket
Hope and Glory
Broadcast News
My Life as a Dog
River's Edge
Swimming To Cambodia
The Last Emperor
Radio Days
Matewan
The Princess Bride
Evil Dead II
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid
Moonstruck
Dark Eyes
Roxanne
Prick Up Your Ears
Wall Street
Tin Men
Law Of Desire
The Big Easy
Raising Arizona
Maurice
Housekeeping
House Of Games
Three O'Clock High

1986

A Room With A View/Hannah and Her Sisters (tie)
Blue Velvet
Aliens
Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring
Platoon
Manhunter
The Mosquito Coast
The Fly
My Beautiful Laundrette
'Round Midnight
The Decline Of The American Empire
Hoosiers
Something Wild
Sid and Nancy
Ruthless People
Stand by Me
At Close Range
Caravaggio
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Highlander
The Hitcher
Mona Lisa
Peggy Sue Got Married
The Great Mouse Detective
Labyrinth
Children Of A Lesser God
Back to School
The Boy Who Could Fly
Sherman's March


1985

Shoah
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Ran
Another Country
Brazil
Back to the Future
Lost In America
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Kiss of the Spider Woman
The Breakfast Club
Witness
After Hours
Prizzi's Honor
The Sure Thing
The Trip to Bountiful
Silverado
Twice In A Lifetime
Runaway Train
Trouble In Mind



1984

Stop Making Sense
This Is Spinal Tap
Amadeus
Blood Simple
Ghostbusters
The Killing Fields
The Cotton Club
The Terminator
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
Once Upon a Time in America
Broadway Danny Rose
All of Me
The Times Of Harvey Milk
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
A Passage to India
Romancing the Stone
Purple Rain
The Natural
Gremlins
Moscow on the Hudson
The Flamingo Kid
Birdy
Places in the Heart
Repo Man
Red Dawn
Bachelor Party

1983

Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance
The Right Stuff
Fanny and Alexander
Danton
Risky Business
Tender Mercies
Zelig
Terms of Endearment
The Big Chill
The King of Comedy
Never Cry Wolf
Educating Rita
Cross Creek
The Dead Zone
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Silkwood
WarGames
Yentl
Local Hero
The Year Of Living Dangerously
A Christmas Story
Valley Girl


1982

Blade Runner
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Tootsie
Victor/Victoria
Das Boot
Danton
The Road Warrior
Sophie's Choice
Honkytonk Man
My Favorite Year
An Officer and a Gentleman
The Verdict
Diner
The World According to Garp
Best Friends
Tex
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The Return of Martin Guerre
48 Hours
Poltergeist


1981

Arthur
Gallipoli
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Chariots of Fire
My Dinner with Andre
Vernon, Florida
Modern Romance
Atlantic City
Body Heat
The Four Seasons
On Golden Pond
Pennies from Heaven
Prince of the City
Reds
Time Bandits
Superman II
Taps
Stripes

1980

Raging Bull
The Empire Strikes Back
Ordinary People
Airplane!
Kagemusha
Melvin and Howard
The Shining
Mad Max
My Brilliant Career
The Long Riders
My Bodyguard
The Big Red One
Nine to Five
Fame
Hopscotch

1979

Being There
Manhattan
Breaking Away
Apocalypse Now
Alien
The Black Stallion
The Marriage Of Maria Braun
A Little Romance
The Muppet Movie
Kramer vs. Kramer
Escape From Alcatraz
The Rose
Time After Time
All That Jazz
The Tin Drum
Mad Max
Tess
The Great Santini
Camera Buff
Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears


1978

Superman: The Movie
The Last Waltz
Gates Of Heaven
Days of Heaven
Grease
Drunken Master
The Deer Hunter
National Lampoon's Animal House
Midnight Express
Dawn Of The Dead
Halloween
The Tree Of Wooden Clogs
Coming Home
Blue Collar
Autumn Sonata


1977

Star Wars
Annie Hall
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Stroszek
Saturday Night Fever
1900
Slap Shot
Killer Of Sheep
Smokey and the Bandit
That Obscure Object Of Desire
Oh God
Man Of Marble
21 Up
Citizens Band aka Handle With Care


1976

All the President's Men
Rocky
Taxi Driver
Network
The Bad News Bears
Assault on Precinct 13
The Man Who Fell to Earth
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Robin and Marian
Harlan County USA
Bound For Glory
Dona Flor And Her Two Husbands


1975

Nashville
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxulles
The Man Who Would Be King
Dog Day Afternoon
Grey Gardens
Jaws
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Shampoo
Three Days of the Condor
The Four Musketeers
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Love and Death
The Return of The Pink Panther
Rooster Cogburn
Barry Lyndon
The Rocky Horror Picture Show


1974

Young Frankenstein
The Godfather: Part II
Lacombe Lucien
Chinatown
Ali: Fear Eats The Soul
The Three Musketeers
Amarcord
The Conversation
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
A Woman Under the Influence
Murder on the Orient Express
The Longest Yard
Hearts and Minds
The Sugarland Express
Day for Night
The Towering Inferno
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry


1973

The Sting
Badlands
Paper Moon
The Last Detail
Scarecrow
Enter the Dragon
Cries and Whispers
Mean Streets
The Harder They Come
Papillon
American Graffiti
Last Tango in Paris


1972

The Godfather
Murmur Of The Heart
What's Up, Doc?
Cabaret
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
The Candidate
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Super Fly
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Solaris
Junior Bonner
Sounder
Fat City


1971

The Last Picture Show
A Clockwork Orange
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
The Conformist
Harold and Maude
The French Connection
Carnal Knowledge
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Shaft
The Panic in Needle Park
Gimme Shelter
Dirty Harry
Death in Venice
Billy Jack
Walkabout
Fiddler On The Roof
Duel
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


1970

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music
MASH
Hospital (Wiseman)
Patton
Airport
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Five Easy Pieces
Le Cercle Rouge

1969

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Wild Bunch
Midnight Cowboy
Monterey Pop
Take the Money and Run
The Italian Job
True Grit
Salesman
Army of Shadows
The Sorrow and the Pity
The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie
Le Grand Amour

1968

2001: A Space Odyssey
Once Upon a Time in the West
Romeo and Juliet
High School
The Lion in Winter
Yellow Submarine
Night of the Living Dead
The Producers
Rosemary's Baby
Planet of the Apes
If...
Funny Girl
The Odd Couple
Oliver!
The Young Girls Of Rochefort



1967

Bonnie and Clyde
Don’t Look Back
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Le Samourai
The Battle of Algiers
A Colt Is My Passport
Cool Hand Luke
Titicut Follies
Warrendale
In Cold Blood
The Graduate
The Jungle Book
Playtime
Belle De Jour
The Dirty Dozen
David Holzman's Diary

1966

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Tokyo Drifter
Alfie
A Man For All Seasons
Young Torless
The Endless Summer
A Big Hand For The Little Lady
Fantastic Voyage
Persona
Closely Watched Trains
The Taking Of Power By Louis XIV

1965

The Sound Of Music
Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
Von Ryan’s Express
The Cincinnati Kid
For A Few Dollars More
Chimes At Midnight
Repulsion
The Shop On Main Street

1964

A Hard Day’s Night
Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
Band Of Outsiders
Mary Poppins
A Shot In The Dark
Pale Flower
Goldfinger
A Fistful of Dollars
I Am Cuba
Seven Up!
Three Outlaw Samurai
Fail-Safe
Cruel Gun Story
Becket
The Pink Panther
Viva Las Vegas
Zulu
Godzilla Vs Mothra
The Naked Kiss


1963

8 ½
High and Low
The Great Escape
Charade
This Sporting Life
The Nutty Professor
The Birds
X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes
Jason and the Argonauts
Tom Jones
The Leopard
America, America


1962

Lawrence Of Arabia
The Manchurian Candidate
Lolita
The Trial Of Joan of Arc
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Cape Fear
Ride The High Country
The Longest Day
Dr. No
Sanjuro
Long Day's Journey Into Night
To Kill A Mockingbird
Jules and Jim
Last Year At Marienbad
The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Runner
Knife In The Water
An Autumn Afternoon
Le Doulos
Salvatore Giuliano

1961

The Hustler
West Side Story
Yojimbo
The Guns Of Navarone
The Exiles
The Devil At Four O’Clock
Il Posto
Leon Morin, Priest
Early Autumn


1960

Jazz On A Summer’s Day
The Apartment
Psycho
La Dolce Vita
Rocco and His Brothers
The Magnificent Seven
Purple Noon
The Entertainer
When A Woman Ascends The Stairs
Elmer Gantry
Inherit The Wind
Spartacus
Peeping Tom
Tunes of Glory
Le Trou


1959

Wild Strawberries
The 400 Blows
North By Northwest
Breathless
Anatomy Of A Murder
The World Of Apu
Pork Chop Hill
Pickpocket
Some Like It Hot
Ride Lonesome
Flame Over India
Ben-Hur
The FBI Story
The Mouse That Roared
On The Beach
Rio Bravo
Floating Weeds
Black Orpheus
Ballad Of A Soldier
Our Man In Havana

1958

Touch Of Evil
Vertigo
The Hidden Fortress
A Night To Remember
The Horse's Mouth
Ashes and Diamonds
Big Deal On Madonna Street
The Music Room
Auntie Mame
The Big Country
Mon Oncle
The Fly
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

1957

The Cranes Are Flying
What's Opera, Doc? (short)
Sweet Smell Of Success
3:10 To Yuma
The Seventh Seal
The Bridge On The River Kwai
I Am Waiting (Japanese noir)
Nights Of Cabiria
12 Angry Men
The Tall T
Old Yeller
Gunfight At The OK Corral
The Spirit Of St. Louis
A Face In The Crowd
Throne Of Blood
Fear Strikes Out
Kanal
The Lower Depths
On The Bowery

1956

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
The Searchers
The Red Balloon
A Man Escaped
Aparajito
Forbidden Planet
The Ten Commandments
The Silent World
All That Heaven Allows
Samurai III: Duel At Ganryu Island
The King and I
Seven Men From Now



1955

Pather Panchali
The Night Of The Hunter
Ordet
Mister Roberts
Rififi
Smiles Of A Summer Night
Rebel Without A Cause
Lady and the Tramp
The Ladykillers
The Far Country
Samurai II: Duel At Ichijoji Temple
The Violent Men
Kiss Me Deadly
Lola Montes
Bob Le Flambeur
Mr. Arkadin
Floating Clouds
A Generation

1954

Seven Samurai
Rear Window
On The Waterfront
Hobson’s Choice
A Star Is Born
Godzilla, King Of The Monsters! aka Gojira
The Belles Of St. Trinian’s
The Caine Mutiny
The High and the Mighty
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
Sansho The Bailiff
Rouge Et Noir
La Strada
Late Chrysanthemums
Twenty-Four Eyes


1953

The Naked Spur
The Earrings Of Madame De…
Pickup On South Street
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday
Stalag 17
Ugetsu
The Big Heat
Tokyo Story
The Little Fugitive
From Here To Eternity
How To Marry A Millionaire
The Cruel Sea
House Of Wax
The Wages Of Fear
The Golden Coach


1952

The Quiet Man
Bend Of The River
The Bad and the Beautiful
Ikiru
Forbidden Games
Othello
The Narrow Margin
Umberto D.
Life Of Oharu
Casque d'Or


1951

Ace In The Hole aka The Big Carnival
A Place In The Sun
The Lavender Hill Mob
A Streetcar Named Desire
The African Queen
A Christmas Carol aka Scrooge
The Thing From Another World
Detective Story
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Strangers On A Train
Diary Of A Country Priest
The River
The Man In The White Suit
The Lemon Drop Kid


1950

All About Eve
Winchester ‘73
Sunset Boulevard
Rashomon
The Furies
Father Of The Bride
Night and the City
The Gunfighter
Treasure Island
Born Yesterday
Broken Arrow
D.O.A.
Gun Crazy




1949

The Third Man
Adam’s Rib
The Heiress
On The Town
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Fallen Idol
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
White Heat
Passport To Pimlico
They Live By Night
12 O’Clock High
The Window
A Letter To Three Wives
Border Incident
Chains
It Happens Every Spring
Late Spring
The Small Back Room
Thieves' Highway


1948

Red River
Bicycle Thieves
Letter From An Unknown Woman
State Of The Union
The Naked City
Fort Apache
Oliver Twist
I Remember Mama
Call Northside 777
The Paleface
Joan Of Arc
Sitting Pretty
The Winslow Boy
Key Largo
Macbeth
The Lady From Shanghai
The Treasure Of Sierra Madre
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
The Snake Pit
Spring In A Small Town


1947

Out Of The Past
Odd Man Out
They Made Me A Fugitive
The Ghost And Mrs. Muir
Brute Force
T-Men
Road To Rio
Life With Father
Black Narcissus
Miracle On 34th St.
Nightmare Alley
The Egg And I


1946

It’s A Wonderful Life
Notorious
A Matter Of Life and Death aka Stairway To Heaven
Great Expectations
La Belle Et La Bete
Ivan The Terrible Part II
The Big Sleep
The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Yearling
My Darling Clementine
The Killers
The Best Years Of Our Lives
The Harvey Girls
Road To Utopia


1945

Children Of Paradise
Rome, Open City
I Know Where I'm Going!
The Bells Of St. Marys
Fallen Angel
Mildred Pierce
Anchors Aweigh
The House On 92nd St.
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Detour
They Were Expendable
The Story Of G.I. Joe


1944

The Miracle Of Morgan’s Creek/Hail The Conquering Hero (tie)
To Have And Have Not
Double Indemnity
Going My Way
Murder, My Sweet
Laura
National Velvet
Passage To Marseille
The Children Are Watching Us
Henry V
A Canterbury Tale



1943

The Life and Death Of Colonel Blimp
Ivan The Terrible Part I
Day Of Wrath
Shadow Of A Doubt
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Human Comedy
Lassie Come Home
Five Graves To Cairo
A Guy Named Joe
Le Corbeau
I Walked With A Zombie
Millions Like Us
Heaven Can Wait
The Song Of Bernadette


1942

Casablanca
The Magnificent Ambersons
Bambi
The Palm Beach Story
Mrs. Miniver
Woman Of The Year
In Which We Serve
Cat People
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Road To Morocco
The Glass Key
The Pride Of The Yankees
Saboteur
This Gun For Hire
For Me And My Gal
Went The Day Well?
Holiday Inn
Now Voyager
Kings Row
One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing


1941

Citizen Kane
Meet John Doe
The Lady Eve
The Maltese Falcon
How Green Was My Valley
The Little Foxes
Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Sergeant York
Never Give A Sucker An Even Break
High Sierra
49th Parallel
The Sea Wolf
The 47 Ronin
The Brothers and Sisters Of The Toda Family
They Died With Their Boots On



1940

The Philadelphia Story/The Shop Around The Corner (tie)
His Girl Friday
Pinocchio
The Bank Dick
The Grapes Of Wrath
Rebecca
Boom Town
Night Train To Munich
The Sea Hawk
Fantasia
My Favorite Wife
Christmas In July
The Thief Of Baghdad
They Drive By Night
The Letter


1939

Rules of The Game
Stagecoach
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
The Women
Gunga Din
Midnight
The Wizard Of Oz
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
The Stars Look Down
The Hound Of The Baskervilles
The Little Princess
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes
Love Affair
Ninotchka
Of Mice and Men
The Roaring Twenties
Wuthering Heights
Only Angels Have Wings
Drums Along The Mohawk
Young Mr. Lincoln
Goodbye Mr. Chips
Gone With The Wind


1938

The Lady Vanishes
The Adventures Of Robin Hood
Olympia
Holiday
Test Pilot
Boys Town
Bringing Up Baby
Angels With Dirty Faces
The Baker's Wife
Port Of Shadows
La Bete Humaine
Jezebel
Alexander Nevsky
Three Comrades
The Sorrows Of Young Werther


1937

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Pepe Le Moko
Make Way For Tomorrow
A Day At The Races
Shall We Dance
A Star Is Born
Dead End
Captains Courageous
The Prisoner Of Zenda
The Awful Truth
Nothing Sacred
Topper


1936

My Man Godfrey
Swing Time
After The Thin Man
Dodsworth
Modern Times
Fury
Libeled Lady
Secret Agent
A Tale Of Two Cities
Follow The Fleet
The Crime Of Monsieur Lange


1935

Top Hat
The Bride Of Frankenstein
The 39 Steps
A Night At The Opera
Captain Blood
Lives Of A Bengal Lancer
Alice Adams
Mutiny On The Bounty
David Copperfield
The Informer
Triumph Of The Will


1934

The Thin Man
L’Atalante
It Happened One Night
It’s A Gift
The Scarlet Empress
Tarzan And His Mate
The Gay Divorcee
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Twentieth Century
Treasure Island
Gambling Lady
The Man Of Aran


1933

Duck Soup
King Kong
I’m No Angel
The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse
Bed of Roses
Little Women
Bombshell
The Invisible Man
42nd Street
Wild Boys Of The Road


1932

Trouble In Paradise
Scarface
Horse Feathers
I Was Born, But...
Grand Hotel
Tarzan The Ape Man
Shanghai Express
Jewel Robbery
Fanny


1931

M
Monkey Business
City Lights
Frankenstein
Public Enemy
The Front Page
Little Caesar
Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde
The Champ
A Nous La Liberte


1930

The Last Command
Animal Crackers
All Quiet On The Western Front
The Blue Angel
Under The Roofs Of Paris


1929

Man With A Movie Camera
Pandora’s Box
In Old Arizona
People On Sunday


1928

The Crowd
The Passion Of Joan Of Arc
The Cameraman
Lonesome
The Circus
Sadie Thompson
The Wind
Spies
Steamboat Bill Jr.


1927

Sunrise
Metropolis
Underworld
Wings
The Beloved Rogue
Napoleon
Berlin: Symphony Of A Great City

1926

The General
The Adventures Of Prince Achmed
Beau Geste
Faust


1925

Battleship Potemkin
The Gold Rush
The Freshman
The Big Parade
The Phantom Of The Opera
Seven Chances
Sally Of The Sawdust


1924

Greed
Sherlock Jr.
The Navigator
The Last Laugh

1923

Safety Last
Our Hospitality
La Roue


1922

Nosferatu
Nanook Of The North
Beyond The Rocks

1921

The Kid
Orphans Of The Storm


1920

The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari
Way Down East

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