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)

The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1919)

Nanook Of The North (Robert Flaherty, 1922)
Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)
The Jazz Singer (Alan Crosland, 1927)
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)
Gone With The Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939)
The Rules Of The Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939)
Le jour se leve (Marcel Carne, 1939)

His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
Out Of The Past (Jacques Tourneur, 1947)
The Lady From Shanghai (Orson Welles, 1947)
Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio de Sica, 1948)

Singin' In The Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952)
Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)
Tokyo Story (Yasujiri Ozu, 1953)
On The Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)
Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
Creature From The Black Lagoon (Jack Arnold, 1954)
The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
8½ (Federico Fellini, 1963)
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)

The Godfather (Francis Coppola, 1972)
Pink Flamingos (John Waters, 1972)
Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
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)

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010)