Saturday, 14 November 2015

50 Greatest Films

Fifty greatest films, in chronological order, selected from a database of 500 titles. See also: Ten Essential Films.

A Trip To The Moon (Georges Melies, 1902)

Intolerance (DW Griffith, 1916)
The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1919)

Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)
The Jazz Singer (Alan Crosland, 1927)
Un Chien Andalou (Luis Bunuel, 1928)
Man With A Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931)
City Lights (Charlie Chaplin, 1931)
The Public Enemy (William Wellman, 1931)
42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon, 1933)
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (David Hand, 1937)
Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938)
Gone With The Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939)
Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939)

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)
Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)
The Lady From Shanghai (Orson Welles, 1947)
Out Of The Past (Jacques Tourneur, 1947)
Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio de Sica, 1948)

Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
Singin' In The Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952)
Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)
On The Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)
Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
Creature From The Black Lagoon (Jack Arnold, 1954)
The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
Touch Of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
Dr Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)
Dont Look Back (DA Pennebaker, 1967)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
The Godfather (Francis Coppola, 1972)
Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
Apocalypse Now (Francis Coppola, 1979)

Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)

Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)

Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)

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