Saturday, May 02, 2015

Best Movies Of The Year -- #1 Pick For Each Year and My Favorites Ranked Year by Year

For people who 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 über list. No, it's not the most "important" movie of that year, just the one that meant the most to me either at the time or today -- and most often at the time and today. 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 budding film buff than making sure you see all of them.

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


Bo Burnham: Inside (2021 work-in-progress) 
The Vast Of Night (2020)
About Endlessness (2019) 
The Favourite (2018)
Dunkirk (2017)
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
National Gallery (2014)
Her (2013)
The Miners' Hymns (2012)
The Tree of Life (2011)
Inside Job (2010)
(500) Days Of Summer (2009)
The Class (2008)
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Mysterious Skin (2005)
The Incredibles (2004)
Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Spirited Away (2001)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Rushmore (1998)
4 Little Girls (1997)
La Promesse (1996)
Babe (1995)
Three Colors: Red (1994)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
The Long Day Closes (1992)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
GoodFellas (1990)
sex, lies and videotape (1989)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
The Dead (1987)
A Room With A View (1986)
Shoah (1985)
Stop Making Sense (1984)
Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance (1983)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (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)
Yojimbo (1961)
Jazz On A Summer’s Day (1960)
The 400 Blows (1959)
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)
Pather Panchali (1955)
Rear Window (1954)
The Earrings Of Madame De… (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)
Pinocchio (1940)
The Rules Of The Game (1939)
The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938)
Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)
Swing Time (1936)
The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
The Thin Man (1934)
Duck Soup (1933)
Trouble In Paradise (1932)
M (1931)
The Blue Angel (1930)
Man With A Movie Camera (1929)
The Crowd (1928)
Sunrise (1927)
The General (1926)
The Big Parade (1925)
Greed (1924) 
Safety Last (1923) 
Nosferatu (1922) 
Orphans Of The Storm (1921) 
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) 


2021 

Bo Burnham: Inside 
The Beatles: Get Back
The French Dispatch 
About Endlessness (for IRA consideration; official release 2019) 
The Velvet Underground 
Gunda ***/ 
McCartney 321 (Hulu doc w Rick Rubin)  
Minari (official release 2021; not for IRA consideration) 
Spencer (score, costumes) 


2020 

The Vast Of Night 
 
Midnight Family  
The Kid Detective  
Another Round 
Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds  
Nomadland
Collective
Ammonite
Never Rarely Sometimes Always 
City Hall 
Sound of Metal 
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution 
Lovers Rock 
Dick Johnson Is Dead 
Boys State 
Time 
Dear Comrades!
Jasper Mall 


2019

About Endlessness 
Sorry We Missed You 
Aquarela 
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire 
Leaving Neverland 
Beanpole
Corpus Christi 
Matthias & Maxime
American Factory 
Mickey and the Bear 
Honeyland
1917 
Give Me Liberty
The Last Black Man In San Francisco
Ford V Ferrari 
End Of The Century
Parasite
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum
Pain and Glory 
Monos


2018 

The Favourite  
Amazing Grace (first release of doc shot in 1972; also on 1972 best of list)
Eighth Grade 
Minding The Gap
The Old Man & The Gun 
Birds Of Passage 
Monrovia, Indiana 
Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse
Wildlife
Capernaum
American Animals 
Isle Of Dogs 
Leave No Trace
Sweet Country 
Museo
Border
RBG/ Won't You Be My Neighbor?
First Reformed
Cold War
The Rider
Who We Are Now
Blockers
Sorry To Bother You


2017 

Dunkirk 
BPM 
The Florida Project 
Blade Runner 2049 
Summer 1993 
Lady Macbeth 
War For The Planet Of The Apes 
Foxtrot 
God's Own Country 
The Lost City Of Z  
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer 
Loveless 
Good Time 
Faces Places
Bad Lucky Goat 
Phantom Thread 
Columbus 
Una Mujer Fantastica 
I, Tonya 
The Other Side Of Hope 
Logan 
Risk (Laura Poitras documentary)
Happy Death Day


2016

Everybody Wants Some!!
Zootopia 
Manchester By The Sea 
Green Room
American Honey 
Hell Or High Water 
The Fits 
Love & Friendship
The Founder 
Moonlight 
The Nice Guys
Dawson City: Frozen Time (Bill Morrison short) 
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party  
Toni Erdmann 
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story


2015

Mad Max: Fury Road  
In Jackson Heights 
The Diary Of A Teenage Girl 
Love & Mercy 
Aferim! 
The Lobster 
Son Of Saul 
Tangerine 
Land Of Mine 
Güeros 
'71
Straight Outta Compton
Seymour: An Introduction 
Slow West 
Seashore 


2014

National Gallery 
Mommy 
The Grand Budapest Hotel 
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes 
The Tribe 
Nightcrawler 
The Look Of Silence 
Beyond Zero: 1914 -- 1918 (Bill Morrison short) 
Fury 
Citizenfour 
Mr. Turner 
John Wick 
Wild Tales 
Red Army 
Force Majeure 
Dear White People 
Foxcatcher 
 


2013

Her 
The Lunchbox 
Ida 
The Spectacular Now
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Last  Of  The Unjust 
We Are The Best! 
All Is Lost 
Frances Ha 
To The Wonder 
Warm Bodies 


2012

The Miners' Hymns 
Laurence Anyways  
The Master
Amour 
Django Unchained
How To Survive A Plague  
The Hunt 
The Gatekeepers/The Law In These Parts 
Fill The Void
The Act Of Killing 
Wadjda 
Moonrise Kingdom
Beasts Of The Southern Wild 
Skyfall 
Stories We Tell 
Chronicle 
Rust and Bone 
Mea Maxima Culpa 
Looper


2011 

The Tree of Life  
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 
A Separation  
Cave Of Forgotten Dreams 
The Kid With A Bike/La Gamin Du Velo  
Arthur Christmas 
Meek's Cutoff 
Project Nim 
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia 
Footnote aka Hearat Shulayam 
Tales Of The Night (French animated) 
Michael 
Pina 
The Deep Blue Sea 
Bombay Beach 
Take Shelter 
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (esp Angela Davis soliloquy) 
The Muppets
Win Win 
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 
The Artist
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Kaboom 
Attack The Block


2010   

Inside Job 
Another Year 
The Illusionist
Attenberg 
Winter's Bone 
Toy Story 3 
Tuesday, After Christmas 
I Am Love 
Flamenco Flamenco 
Four Lions 
Blue Valentine
I Wish I Knew 
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World 
Alamar 
Carlos (the long version)
Exit Through The Gift Shop
Inception
Biutiful
Kick-Ass
Anton Chekhov's The Duel
The Tillman Story 
Somos Lo Que Hay/We Are What We Are
The Social Network
La Nostra Vita 


2009  

(500) Days Of Summer 
A Prophet 
Inglourious Basterds 
Politist, Adjectiv 
Up In The Air   
About Elly 
A Serious Man 
Star Trek 
The Time That Remains 
The Most Dangerous Man In America 
Up 
I Killed My Mother 
Everyone Else
Where The Wild Things Are  
Sin Nombre 
Duplicity 
The Young Victoria  
Treeless Mountain 
In A Dream 
The Informant! 
It Might Get Loud 
Samson & Delilah 
Extract
District 9
Goodbye Solo


2008 

Entre Les Murs/The Class 
My Winnipeg
WALL-E
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired 
Il Divo 
Shotgun Stories
Let the Right One In
Ballast 
Gomorrah 
Encounters at the End of the World  
Lake Tahoe 
Somers Town 
Last Chance Harvey  
Rudo Y Cursi 
Hunger 
The Country Teacher 
Happy-Go-Lucky 
Frozen River


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 
The Edge of Heaven 
Lars and the Real Girl
There Will Be Blood 
Ratatouille 
XXY 
Michael Clayton 
The Band’s Visit 
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 
Once 
Water Lilies 
This Is England
Superbad
You, The Living
Control
The Bourne Ultimatum


2006 

Pan's Labyrinth
Brick
Volver 
Azur and Asmar: The Princes' Quest 
The Wind That Shakes the Barley 
Half Nelson 
The Host 
United 93 
The Pursuit of Happyness 
The Real Dirt On Farmer John 
Borat 


2005  

Mysterious Skin 
The New World 
Good Night and Good Luck 
Brokeback Mountain 
The Child 
The Squid and the Whale 
L'iceberg 
Capote 
The Aristocrats 
The Constant Gardener 
Grizzly Man 
A History of Violence  
The 40-Year-Old Virgin 
Time to Leave 
Fateless 
The Beat That My Heart Skipped 
Serenity 
Tony Takitani
Yes 


2004 

The Incredibles
Vera Drake 
Spider-Man 2
Head-On
The Bourne Supremacy
The Woodsman
Friday Night Lights
The Motorcycle Diaries 
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle 
Look at Me 
House of Flying Daggers 
Million Dollar Baby 
Howl's Moving Castle
Mean Creek 
Napoleon Dynamite 
Maria Full of Grace 
Duck Season 
The Sea Inside 
2046 
Kinsey 
Downfall 
Undertow


2003 

Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World 
The Best of Youth  
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King 
The Triplets of Belleville 
Capturing the Friedmans 
Goodbye, Dragon Inn 
The Fog of War 
The Barbarian Invasions 
Whale Rider 
Spellbound 
Seabiscuit 
The Station Agent 
A Mighty Wind 


2002  

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers  
To Be and To Have/Etre et Avoir 
The Son 
Decasia: The State of Decay 
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner 
Sunshine State 
The Bourne Identity   
Punch-Drunk Love 
The Man Without a Past 
Russian Ark 
Bloody Sunday 
Yossi & Jagger 
28 Days Later... 
Far from Heaven  
Barbershop 
The Warrior (starring Irrfan Khan) 
Sweet Sixteen 
City of God 
All or Nothing 
The Hours 
The Twilight Samurai  
8 Women 
Dirty Pretty Things 
The Dancer Upstairs 
Irreversible 


2001

Spirited Away 
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 
Y Tu Mamá También 
Donnie Darko 
The Piano Teacher 
Last Resort 
Werckmeister Harmonies 
Gosford Park 
Together
Mulholland Drive 
Devils on the Doorstep 
Amélie 
The Royal Tenenbaums 
Under the Sand 
The Son's Room 
Fat Girl
Made 
Monster's Ball 
What Time Is It There? 


2000

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 
In the Mood for Love 
Yi Yi
You Can Count on Me 
Songs from the Second Floor 
Chuck and Buck  
Wonder Boys
The Filth and the Fury 
Memento 
Treasure Island (dir Scott King) 
High Fidelity 
Before Night Falls 
Erin Brockovich 
Almost Famous 
Divided We Fall 
The Circle 
Chunhyang


1999

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


1998

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


1997

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


1996

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


1995

Babe 
Sense and Sensibility 
Toy Story 
Flamenco
Persuasion
Crumb 
Clueless 
Underground 
Devil in a Blue Dress 
Safe 
The Secret Of Roan Inish 
Apollo 13 
A Little Princess 
Dead Man Walking 
To Die For 
Leaving Las Vegas 
Friday 
Welcome to the Dollhouse 
The Usual Suspects 
Georgia 
Shanghai Triad 
The Incredibly True Adventure Of 2 Girls In Love 
Angels and Insects 
Don Juan DeMarco 
Bulletproof Heart 
Showgirls 
Ghost In The Shell 


1994

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


1993

Dazed and Confused
The Piano 
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 
Three Colors: Blue 
Groundhog Day 
Flesh and Bone
Rudy 
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould 
The Age of Innocence 
What's Eating Gilbert Grape 
The Fugitive  
The Story of Qiu Ju
Sleepless in Seattle  
In the Name of the Father 
King Of The Hill 
Schindler's List
Menace II Society
The Remains of the Day 
Dave 
Fearless


1992

The Long Day Closes  
Hard Boiled 
Howards End 
Aladdin 
Malcolm X 
Reservoir Dogs 
The Best Intentions 
A Midnight Clear
Husbands and Wives 
Lorenzo's Oil 
Olivier, Olivier 
Orlando 
Unforgiven 
A River Runs Through It 
The Waterdance 
Enchanted April 
The Crying Game
Leolo
Swoon 
Housesitter
The Player
One False Move
For a Lost Soldier


1991

Beauty and the Beast 
Raise the Red Lantern 
Khraniteli aka The Keeper aka The Fellowship of the Ring 
The Double Life Of Veronique 
The Silence of the Lambs
The Rapture
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 
Rambling Rose 
City of Hope 
Toto The Hero  
Barton Fink 
Life Is Sweet  
Bugsy 
Delicatessen 
JFK
Mississippi Masala 
Thelma & Louise 
Edward II 
The Indian Runner 
Point Break 
Poison
L.A. Story 
Boyz N the Hood 
Once a Thief 
The Adjuster
The Hours and Times 
White Fang 
My Own Private Idaho 


1990

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


1989

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


1988

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


1987

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


1986

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


1985

Shoah
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Ran
Back to the Future
Brazil 
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Witness 
Lost In America 
Tampopo 
Re-Animator 
Prizzi's Honor 
After Hours 
The Trip to Bountiful 
The Sure Thing 
Silverado
Twice In A Lifetime
The Breakfast Club
Runaway Train


1984

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


1983

Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance
The Right Stuff 
Danton
Risky Business
Tender Mercies
Zelig 
The Big Chill
The King of Comedy 
Terms of Endearment 
Never Cry Wolf 
Cross Creek
The Dead Zone
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Silkwood
WarGames
Yentl 
A Christmas Story 
Valley Girl
El Norte


1982

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 
Tootsie 
Blade Runner 
Victor/Victoria  
Fanny and Alexander 
Say Amen, Somebody 
The World According to Garp
Honkytonk Man
My Favorite Year
Fitzcarraldo 
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 
The Return of Martin Guerre 
Diner
An Officer and a Gentleman
Sophie's Choice
Best Friends
Tex 
The Verdict 
48 Hrs
Poltergeist 
Moonlighting
The Weavers: Wasn't That A Time! 
The Year Of Living Dangerously 


1981

Arthur 
Raiders of the Lost Ark 
Vernon, Florida 
Das Boot 
Chariots of Fire 
Mad Max 2 aka The Road Warrior 
My Dinner with Andre 
Gallipoli 
Time Bandits
Body Heat 
Reds 
Modern Romance 
The Four Seasons  
Pennies from Heaven 
On Golden Pond
Taps
Stripes 
Prince of the City 


1980

Raging Bull
The Empire Strikes Back
Airplane! 
Kagemusha 
Ordinary People 
Melvin and Howard
The Shining 
Superman II 
The Long Riders 
My Bodyguard 
Nine to Five 
The Big Red One 
Hopscotch 
Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears 


1979

Being There 
Manhattan 
Breaking Away
Apocalypse Now 
The Black Stallion 
Alien 
The Marriage Of Maria Braun
The Muppet Movie 
Mad Max 
My Brilliant Career
Kramer vs. Kramer 
A Little Romance 
Time After Time
All That Jazz
Camera Buff 
The Great Santini  
Tess


1978

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


1977

Star Wars 
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 
Annie Hall 
Word Is Out: Stories Of Some Of Our Lives 
Stroszek
21 Up! 
Citizens Band aka Handle With Care 
Slap Shot 
Saturday Night Fever 
Smokey and the Bandit 
Man Of Marble 
Oh God! 
Providence 
That Obscure Object Of Desire 


1976

All the President's Men
Harlan County, USA 
Rocky
Taxi Driver 
Robin and Marian 
The Outlaw Josey Wales 
The Bad News Bears 
Bound For Glory
Dona Flor And Her Two Husbands  
1900 


1975

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


1974

Young Frankenstein
The Godfather: Part II
Lacombe, Lucien
Chinatown
Ali: Fear Eats The Soul 
The Conversation 
Murder on the Orient Express 
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 
A Poem Is A Naked Person doc (1974)  
The Towering Inferno
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry 
The Four Musketeers 
The Sugarland Express 
Hearts and Minds 
A Woman Under the Influence 


1973

The Sting
Badlands 
Amarcord 
Paper Moon
The Spirit Of The Beehive 
The Three Musketeers 
The Last Detail 
Enter the Dragon 
Scarecrow 
Day for Night 
American Graffiti 
Papillon 
Mean Streets 
Scenes From A Marriage


1972

The Godfather
Amazing Grace (Aretha Franklin doc) 
Cabaret 
What's Up, Doc? 
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
The Candidate
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Super Fly
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 
Last Tango in Paris 
The Harder They Come 
Cries and Whispers 
Fat City 
Junior Bonner 
The New Land 
Solaris 
Sounder 


1971

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


1970

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music
The Conformist 
7 Plus Seven  
MASH 
Gimme Shelter 
Patton
Airport
Tora! Tora! Tora! 
Le Cercle Rouge 
Five Easy Pieces 
Hospital (Wiseman) 



1969

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


1968

2001: A Space Odyssey 
Romeo and Juliet 
Once Upon a Time in the West 
Monterey Pop 
Planet of the Apes 
Yellow Submarine 
Night of the Living Dead 
The Blues Accordin' To Lightnin' Hopkins 
Rosemary's Baby
if...
Funny Girl 
High School 
The Lion in Winter 
The Odd Couple 
Oliver!



1967

Bonnie and Clyde
Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back 
A Colt Is My Passport 
The Firemen's Ball 
Le Samourai 
Warrendale 
Cool Hand Luke 
Playtime 
The Producers 
In Cold Blood 
Titicut Follies 
The Graduate
The Jungle Book
Belle De Jour 
David Holzman's Diary 
The Young Girls Of Rochefort


1966

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


1965

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


1964

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


1963

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


1962

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


1961

Yojimbo 
West Side Story 
The Hustler 
The Guns Of Navarone
The Exiles 
Early Autumn aka The End Of Summer 
Il Posto
Leon Morin, Priest



1960

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


1959

The 400 Blows 
North By Northwest 
Ride Lonesome 
Anatomy Of A Murder 
Pork Chop Hill
Pickpocket 
Some Like It Hot 
The World Of Apu 
Flame Over India aka North West Frontier 
Ben-Hur 
The F.B.I. Story 
Ballad Of A Soldier 
Black Orpheus 
Floating Weeds 
On The Beach 


1958

Ashes and Diamonds 
Touch Of Evil
The Hidden Fortress 
A Night To Remember 
Cairo Station 
Mon Oncle 
Vertigo 
Auntie Mame 
The Big Country 
Big Deal On Madonna Street
The Music Room 


1957

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


1956

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
The Searchers 
The Red Balloon 
Aparajito 
The Ten Commandments 
A Man Escaped 
The Silent World 
Samurai III: Duel At Ganryu Island 
Bob Le Flambeur 


1955

Pather Panchali
The Night Of The Hunter 
A Generation 
The Ladykillers 
French Can Can 
Smiles Of A Summer Night 
Ordet 
Rebel Without A Cause 
All That Heaven Allows 
Mister Roberts 
Lady and the Tramp 
Kiss Me Deadly 
Samurai II: Duel At Ichijoji Temple
The Violent Men 
Floating Clouds 
Lola Montes 
Mr. Arkadin 
Rififi 


1954

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


1953

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


1952

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


1951

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


1950

All About Eve
Winchester ‘73
In A Lonely Place
Sunset Boulevard
Rashomon 
Treasure Island 
The Furies
Father Of The Bride
The Gunfighter
D.O.A. 
Born Yesterday


1949

The Third Man
Adam’s Rib
The Heiress
On The Town 
White Heat 
Kind Hearts and Coronets 
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon 
A Letter To Three Wives 
The Fallen Idol 
Twelve O’Clock High 
Passport To Pimlico
Chains
Late Spring
The Small Back Room
Thieves' Highway


1948

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


1947

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



1946

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



1945

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


1944

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


1943

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


1942

Casablanca
Bambi
The Magnificent Ambersons
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 
Saboteur 
The Pride Of The Yankees 
This Gun For Hire
Went The Day Well?
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

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


1939

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


1938

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


1937

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


1936

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


1935

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


1934

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


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


1931

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


1930

The Blue Angel 
Animal Crackers
All Quiet On The Western Front 
People On Sunday 
Under The Roofs Of Paris


1929

Man With A Movie Camera
Pandora’s Box 



1928

The Crowd
The Passion Of Joan Of Arc 
The Last Command
The Cameraman 
Beggars Of Life
Lonesome
The Circus
Sadie Thompson
The Wind
Spies
Steamboat Bill Jr. 
In Old Arizona 


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

The Big Parade
Battleship Potemkin
The Gold Rush
The Freshman
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

Orphans Of The Storm
The Kid 
Manhatta 


1920

The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari
Way Down East

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