Saturday, 1 November 2014

Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films

The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter asked 2,120 members of the movie industry to nominate the best films of all time, and the results were published in its 4th July issue: "the greatest movies ever made, according to Hollywood". The magazine confidently declared that it had compiled "the No. 1 movie list of all time", as it surveyed Hollywood executives rather than readers, critics, or directors.

Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films are as follows:

100. Seven Samurai
99. Bonnie & Clyde
98. Reservoir Dogs
97. Airplane!
96. Pan's Labyrinth
95. Doctor Zhivago
94. The Deer Hunter
93. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
92. Up
91. Rocky
90. Memento
89. Braveheart
88. Slumdog Millionaire
87. The Lord Of The Rings III: The Return Of The King
86. Beauty & The Beast
85. Seven
84. Inception
83. Die Hard
82. The Lord Of The Rings I: The Fellowship Of The Ring
81. Amadeus
80. On The Waterfront
79. Wall-E
78. 12 Angry Men
77. Ghostbusters
76. Brokeback Mountain
75. The Bridge On The River Kwai
74. Blazing Saddles
73. All The President's Men
72. Young Frankenstein
71. Almost Famous
70. Vertigo
69. Gladiator
68. Monty Python & The Holy Grail
67. Avatar
66. The Lion King
65. Raging Bull
64. Mary Poppins
63. Groundhog Day
62. North By Northwest
61. West Side Story
60. Amelie
59. Thelma & Louise
58. Sunset Boulevard
57. The Dark Knight
56. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
55. Taxi Driver
54. Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
53. Good Will Hunting
52. All About Eve
51. The Big Lebowski
50. Jurassic Park
49. Rear Window
48. The Usual Suspects
47. Some Like It Hot
46. Saving Private Ryan
45. Titanic
44. The Matrix
43. Toy Story
42. Alien
41. Psycho
40. Fight Club
39. The Shining
38. When Harry Met Sally
37. Dr Strangelove
36. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
35. A Clockwork Orange
34. American Beauty
33. Fargo
32. Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
31. The Princess Bride
30. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
29. Blade Runner
28. The Graduate
27. The Breakfast Club
26. Singin' In The Rain
25. The Sound Of Music
24. Jaws
23. Lawrence Of Arabia
22. The Silence Of The Lambs
21. Chinatown
20. It's A Wonderful Life
19. GoodFellas
18. Annie Hall
17. Apocalypse Now
16. To Kill A Mockingbird
15. Gone With The Wind
14. Forrest Gump
13. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
12. Back To The Future
11. Star Wars IV: A New Hope
10. Schindler’s List
9. 2001: A Space Odyssey
8. ET: The Extra Terrestrial
7. The Godfather II
6. Casablanca
5. Pulp Fiction
4. The Shawshank Redemption
3. Citizen Kane
2. The Wizard Of Oz
1. The Godfather

The list includes only two foreign-language films - Seven Samurai and Amelie - and there are no silent films at all. Therefore it's inadequate as a recommended-viewing guide, though it provides an insight into the films that influence Hollywood executives.

[Note that Some Like It Hot is the 1959 comic masterpiece, not the obscure 1939 comedy. Also, Beauty & The Beast is the Disney animated version and Titanic is the James Cameron version.]

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