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Bryce Forestieri

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So, I've briefly discussed with readers tony, rufussondheim, and steve50 the prospect of indulging in putting together each of our personal lists of the top 100 best films of all time. I should hope many readers contribute their lists. If Top 100 sounds like a bit too much work, try to come up with a Top 50 or at the very least a Top 30 --It's all-time, folks. I myself will probably take a few days to complete my list, and as soon as it's posted, the regrets and reconsiderations will flow like the goddamn Mississippi, so to take some pressure off the "assignment", let's say this is your Top 100 as of the moment you post it. Hell, you could see your new favorite film ever the next day, and no shame in that. Finally, I'm unable to tell the difference between "what your favorites are" vs. "what you think it's best", so the criteria will be "listen to your heart!". If I post my list and then nobody contributes, I'm gonna be on everyone's back about it. I'll try and remember to promote this endeavor every time Sasha previews the yearly retrospect podcast. Have fun!

NO DEADLINES: Post whenever!

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Fantastic. And that was fast! I see you went decade by decade. I might use that approach for an alternative list. Once you get going you dread losing titles, I have to ease on the 60's and 70's! Love the inclusion of Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, certain to be featured in mine as well.
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Steve, GOODFELLAS is 90's so you might want to amend.
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Gotcha. Working on it. Should be ready tomorrow. We've been detached, don't let go.
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I update my Top 50 every 6 months on my site: http://www.film-actually.com/p/my-top-50-films.html

At the moment, my Top 20 are:

1. LOTR: The Return of the King
2. City of God
3. The Silence of the Lambs
4. The Dark Knight
5. LOTR: The Two Towers
6. The Color Purple
7. The Graduate
8. Apocalypse Now
9. Titanic
10. The Apartment
11. 12 Angry Men
12. Life is Beautiful
13. In Bruges
14. Singin In The Rain
15. The Social Network
16. Dog Day Afternoon
17. Inception
18. Road to Perdition
19. Million Dollar Baby
20. A Separation
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This should be interesting...I will start working on my list!
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So I was losing my mind trying to come up  with a Top 100 for all the history of cinema so I decided for a different approach. Tackle it decade by decade. It's so hard not to end up with a list that looks highly referential or director-oriented, but you can only go with what feels right.

         100 Favorite Films of the 1960's

  1. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, Stanley Kubrick
  2. PERSONA, Ingmar Bergman
  3. THE LEOPARD, Luchino Visconti
  4. PSYCHO, Alfred Hitchcock
  5. JULES AND JIM, Fracois Truffaut
  6. IF...., Lindsay Anderson
  7. THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS, Guillo Pontecorvo
  8. LA DOLCE VITA, Federico Fellini
  9. GERTRUD, Carl Theodor Dreyer
  10. THE WILD BUNCH, Sam Peckinpah
  11. DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB, Stanley Kubrick
  12. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, Sergio Leone
  13. HIGH AND LOW, Akira Kurosawa
  14. CONTEMPT, Jean-Luc Godard
  15. AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON, Yasujiro Ozu
  16. THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL, Luis Buñuel
  17. ARMY OF SHADOWS, Jean-Pierre Melville
  18. BLOWUP, Michelangelo Antonioni
  19. Z, Costa-Garvas
  20. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW, Pier Paolo Pasolini
  21. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, John Frankenheimer
  22. IVAN'S CHILDHOOD, Andrei Tarkovsky
  23. HARAKIRI, Masaki Kobayashi
  24. 8½, Federico Fellini
  25. LA COLLECTIONNEUSE, Eric Rohmer
  26. AU HASARD, BALTHAZAR, Robert Bresson
  27. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, David Lean
  28. THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY, Ingmar Bergman
  29. WEEK-END, Jean-Luc Godard
  30. FALSTAFF-CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT, Orson Welles
  31. BLACK SUNDAY, Mario Bava
  32. 101 DALMATIANS, Clyde Geronimi
  33. RED BEARD, Akira Kurosawa
  34. LEON MORIN, PRIEST, Jean-Pierre Melville
  35. THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, John Ford
  36. PEEPING TOM, Michael Powell
  37. SIMON OF THE DESERT, Luis Buñuel
  38. BONNIE AND CLYDE, Arthur Penn
  39. ALPHAVILLE, Jean Luc-Godard
  40. ROSEMARY'S BABY, Roman Polanski
  41. SAMURAI REBELLION, Masaki Kobayashi
  42. THE HAUNTING, Robert Wise
  43. THE GREAT SILENCE, Sergio Corbucci
  44. LE SAMOURAI, Jean Pierre-Melville
  45. THE BIG CITY, Satyajit Ray
  46. RED DESERT, Michelangelo Antonioni
  47. THE COLLECTOR, William Wyler
  48. BREATHLESS, Jean-Luc Gordard
  49. PLANET OF THE APES, Franklin J. Schaffner
  50. STOLEN KISSES, Francois Truffaut
  51. THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, Sergio Leone
  52. ANDREI RUBLEV, Andrei Tarkovsky
  53. THE JUNGLE BOOK, Wolfgang Reitherman
  54. BRANDED TO KILL, Seijun Suzuki
  55. MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S, Eric Rohmer
  56. LOLITA, Stanley Kubrick
  57. PLAYTIME, Jaches Tati
  58. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, George A. Romero
  59. AMERICA, AMERICA, Elia Kazan
  60. KNIFE IN THE WATER, Roman Polanski
  61. YOJIMBO, Akira Kurosawa
  62. THE TRIAL, Orson Welles
  63. SECONDS, John Frankenheimer
  64. MOUCHETTE, Robert Bresson
  65. LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD, Alain Resnais
  66. IN COLD BLOOD, Richard Brooks
  67. WOMEN IN LOVE, Ken Russel
  68. L'AVVENTURA, Michelangelo Antonioni
  69. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?, Robert Aldrich
  70. GOLDFINGER, Guy Hamilton
  71. THE BIRDS, Alfred Hitchcock
  72. FARENHEIT 451, Fracois Truffaut
  73. ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS, Luchino Visconti
  74. LE DUOLOS, Jean-Pierre Melville
  75. DJANGO, Sergio Corbucci
  76. BELLE DE JOUR, Luis Buñuel
  77. SPARTACUS, Stanley Kubrick
  78. TOKYO DRIFTER, Seijun Suzuki
  79. TARGETS, Peter Bogdanovich
  80. SHAME, Ingmar Bergman
  81. WOMAN IN THE DUNE, Hiroshi Teshigahara
  82. MEDIUM COOL, Haskell Wexler
  83. SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS, Elia Kazan
  84. THE ITALIAN JOB, Peter Collinson
  85. POINT BLANK, John Boorman
  86. LATE AUTUMN, Yasujiro Ozu
  87. ACCATONE, Pier Paolo Pasolini
  88. THE PAWNBROKER, Sidney Lumet
  89. CHARULATA, Satyajit Ray
  90. REPULSION, Roman Polanski
  91. THE NAKED KISS, Samuel Fuller
  92. HOUR OF THE WOLF, Ingmar Bergman
  93. CHARADE, Stanley Donen
  94. COOL HAND LUKE, Stuart Rosenberg
  95. KES, Ken Loach
  96. THE HUMAN CONDITION III: A SOLDIER'S PRAYER, Masaki Kobayashi
  97. YOUNG TORLESS, Volker Schlondorff
  98. I AM CUBA, Sergey Urusevsky
  99. MIDNIGHT COWBOY, John Schlesinger
  100. THE TRIAL OF JOAN OF ARC, Robert Bresson

The Most Overrated Film of the Decade: EASY RIDER, Dennis Hopper

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Just an all-time favourites list. For now, goes as far as 120 with HM.


1. ALIEN, Ridley Scott
2. BRIEF ENCOUNTER, David Lean
3. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, Sergio Leone
4. THE GODFATHER PART II, Francis Ford Coppola
5. APOCALYPSE NOW, Francis Ford Coppola (theatrical cut)
6. BARRY LYNDON, Stanley Kubrick
7. ANDREI RUBLEV, Andrei Tarkovsky
8. RUNAWAY TRAIN, Andrei Konchalovsky
9. MIRROR, Andrei Tarkovsky
10. BLADE RUNNER, Ridley Scott

11. THE TERMINATOR, James Cameron
12. SALVADOR, Oliver Stone
13. CHINATOWN, Roman Polanski
14. THE DEER HUNTER, Michael Cimino
15. THE GODFATHER, Francis Ford Coppola
16. THE THING, John Carpenter
17. DUCK, YOU SUCKER, Sergio Leone
18. BRAZIL, Terry Gilliam
19. ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, Sergio Leone
20. AMADEUS, Milos Forman

21. STALKER, Andrei Tarkovsky
22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, Stanley Kubrick
23. THE CONVERSATION, Francis Ford Coppola
24. THE SHINING, Stanley Kubrick
25. MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, Alan Parker
26. CHILDREN OF MEN, Alfonso Cauron
27. AKIRA, Katsuhiro Otomo
28. VERTIGO, Alfred Hitchcock
29. TAXI DRIVER, Martin Scorsese
30. THE PLANET OF THE APES, Franklin J. Schaffner

31. THE TREE OF LIFE, Terence Malick
32. THERE WILL BE BLOOD, Paul Thomas Anderson
33. ALIEN 3, David Fincher (either cut)
34. CARLITO'S WAY, Brian De Palma
35. RAGING BULL, Martin Scorsese
36. HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, Mike Leigh
37. BRIGHT STAR, Jane Campion
38. ZODIAC, David Fincher
39. VIDEODROME, David Cronenberg
40. ALIENS, James Cameron

41. THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, William Wyler
42. THE AVIATOR, Martin Scorsese
43. CLOSE-UP, Abbas Kiarostami
44. SE7EN, David Fincher
45. THIEF, Michael Mann
46. GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, James Foley
47. THE GODFATHER PART III, Francis Ford Coppola
48. THE ABYSS, James Cameron
49. CITIZEN KANE, Orson Welles
50. THREE COLORS: BLUE, Krzysztof Kieslowski

51. THE APARTMENT, Billy Wilder
52. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, Jonathan Demme
53. MILK, Gus Van Sant
54. TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, James L. Brooks
55. DAYS OF HEAVEN, Terence Malick
56. A SINGLE MAN, Tom Ford
57. YENTL, Barbra Streisand
58. FIVE EASY PIECES, Bob Rafelson
59. ROSEMARY'S BABY, Roman Polanski
60. EYES WIDE SHUT, Stanley Kubrick

61. ON THE WATERFRONT, Elia Kazan
62. MULAN, Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook
63. THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, Stuart Rosenberg
64. JACKIE BROWN, Quentin Tarantino
65. MAD MAX, George Miller
66. DAS BOOT, Wolfgang Peterson
67. SLEEPING BEAUTY, Clyde Geronimi
68. DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, Blake Edwards
69. THE MASTER, Paul Thomas Anderson
70. GALLIPOLI, Peter Weir

71. HUNGER, Steve McQueen
72. THE LIVES OF OTHERS, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
73. THE MAN WHO WASNT THERE, Joel & Ethan Coen
74. ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, Pedro Almodovar
75. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, Joel & Ethan Coen
76. WAKE IN FRIGHT, Ted Kotcheff
77. UGETSU, Kenji Mizoguchi
78. TABU, Miguel Gomes 
79. RUMBLE FISH, Francis Ford Coppola
80. THREE COLORS: WHITE, Krzysztof Kieslowski

81. THE BIG LEBOWSKI, Joel & Ethan Coen
82. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, Stanley Kubrick
83. TITANIC, James Cameron
84. THREE COLORS: RED, Krzysztof Kieslowski
85. DEAD RINGERS, David Cronenberg
86. 9 1/2 WEEKS, Adrian Lyne 
87. SECRETS & LIES, Mike Leigh
88. FRIED GREEN TOMATOS AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE, Jon Avnet
89. BEAUTY & THE BEAST, Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
90. GONE WITH THE WIND, Victor Fleming

91. BODY HEAT, Lawrence Kasdan
92. MANHATTAN, Woody Allen
93. LATE SPRING, Yasujiro Ozu
94. THE LAST WAVE, Peter Weir
95. HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY, John Ford
96. THE FLY, David Cronenberg
97. TOKYO STORY, Yasujiro Ozu
98. PI, Darren Aronofsky
99. BOY, Nagisa Oshima
100. SOLARIS, Andrei Tarkovsky

101. SUNRISE, F. W. Murnau
102. DINER, Barry Levinson
103. ANTICHRIST, Lars von Trier
104. THE WRESTLER, Darren Aronofsky
105. THE KING OF COMEDY, Martin Scorsese
106. CITY OF GOD, Fernando Meirelles
107. THE HOME SONG STORIES, Tony Ayres
108. FULL METAL JACKET, Stanley Kubrick
109. PARIS, TEXAS, Wim Wenders
110. WALTZ WITH BASHIR, Ari Folman

111. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Robert Mulligan
112. SUNSET BOULEVARD, Billy Wilder
113. THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE, Krzysztof Kieslowski
114. BADLANDS, Terence Malick
115. NAKED, Mike Leigh
116. STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Herbert Ross
117. THE MISSION, Roland Joffe
118. A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, David Cronenberg
119. THE YEAR MY VOICE BROKE, John Duigan
120. A MAN ESCAPED, Robert Bresson


Honourable Mention:

REBECCA, Alfred Hitchcock
THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA, Anh Hung Tran
SHAME, Steve McQueen
GOODFELLAS, Martin Scorsese
DANCER IN THE DARK, Lars von Trier
CINEMA PARADISO, Giuseppe Tornatore
THE SACRIFICE, Andrei Tarkovsky










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Ruth, sick list. You suffer from what I call "good taste" [smile] Loving the love for SALVADOR, Cronenberg, especially A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY, RUMBLE FISH, your Kubricks, and THE TERMINATOR among others! Both ALIEN(1!) and BLADE RUNNER in the top 10? Bad.Ass!  

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Here we go, please note I have only ranked the Top 20 and the rest is listed by alphabetical order because I really had no idea how to rank them. Also, let's keep in mind that even though I like all these movies, there are many others that I have either forgotten or not seen yet and which could certainly make the cut...

1. GONE WITH THE WIND – Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood (1939)
2. TITANIC – James Cameron (1997)
3. BEN-HUR – William Wyler (1959)
4. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – Stanley Kubrick (1968)
5. MARY POPPINS – Robert Stevenson (1964)
6. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND – Steven Spielberg (1977)
7. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS – Quentin Tarantino (2009)
8. THE LION KING – Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff (1994)
9. THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS – Roman Polanski (1967)
10. ATONEMENT – Joe Wright (2007)
11. A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – Steven Spielberg (2001)
12. SLEUTH – Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1972)
13. THE WIZARD OF OZ – Victor Fleming (1939)
14. DR. STRANGELOVE: OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB – Stanley Kubrick (1964)
15. THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS – Tim Burton (1993)
16. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE – Franck Capra (1944)
17. REBECCA – Alfred Hitchcock (1940)
18. PLANET OF THE APES – Franklin J. Schaffner (1968)
19. THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS – Wes Anderson (2001)
20. E.T. – Steven Spielberg (1982)

101 DALMATIANS – Stephen Herek (1996)
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN – Steven Spielberg (2011)
ALICE – Woody Allen (1990)
ALIEN – Ridley Scott (1979)
AMADEUS – Milos Forman (1984)
ANGELS & DEMONS – Ron Howard (2009)
THE AVIATOR – Martin Scorsese (2004)
BABE – Chris Noonan (1995)
BARRY LYNDON – Stanley Kubrick (1975)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise (1991)
BILLY ELLIOTT – Stephen Daldry (2000)
THE BIRDS – Alfred Hitchcock (1963)
BLACK SWAN – Darren Aronofsky (2010)
BLUE JASMINE – Woody Allen (2013)
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S – Blake Edwards (1961)
THE CHANGELING – Clint Eastwood (2008)
LE CHATEAU DE MA MERE – Yves Robert (1990)
CHICKEN RUN – Peter Lord, Nick Park (2000)
CINDERELLA – Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luke (1950)
CITIZEN KANE – Orson Welles (1941)
DANGEROUS LIAISONS – Stephen Frears (1988)
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA – David Frankel (2006)
THE DICTATOR – Charles Chaplin (1940)
LE DINER DE CONS – Francis Veber (1998)
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS – Tim Burton (1990)
ENEMY AT THE GATES – Jean-Jacques Annaud (2001)
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND – Michel Gondry (2004)
FRANKENWEENIE – Tim Burton (2012)
FRENZY – Alfred Hitchcock (1972)
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL – Mike Newell (1994)
GANGS OF NEW YORK – Martin Scorsese (2002)
GLADIATOR – Ridley Scott (2000)
GOLDENEYE - Martin Campbell (1995)
GREMLINS – Joe Dante (1984)
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART II – David Yates (2011)
L’HISTOIRE D’ADELE H. – François Truffaut (1975)
HOME ALONE – Chris Columbus (1990)
HOOK – Steven Spielberg (1991)
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS – Ron Howard (2000)
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – Franck Capra (1946)
KNOWING – Alex Proyas (2009)
LA GLOIRE DE MON PERE – Yves Robert (1990)
THE GREAT GATSBY – Baz Luhrmann (2013)
LA GUERRE DES BOUTONS – Yves Robert (1962)
THE IRON GIANT – Brad Bird (1999)
THE KING’S SPEECH – Tom Hooper (2010)
LADRI DI BICICLETTE – Vittorio De Sica (1948)
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE – Andrew Adamson (2005)
LOLITA – Stanley Kubrick (1962)
MARS ATTACKS - Tim Burton (1996)
MOONRISE KINGDOM – Wes Anderson (2012)
MRS. MINIVER – William Wyler (1942)
THE NAME OF THE ROSE – Jean-Jacques Annaud (1986)
NOTTING HILL – Roger Michell (1999)
THE OTHERS – Alejandro Amenabar (2001)
L’OURS – Jean-Jacques Annaud (1988)
LE PERE NOEL EST UNE ORDURE – Jean-Marie Poiré (1982)
THE PIANIST – Roman Polanski (2002)
PINOCCHIO – Various (1940)
PRETTY WOMAN – Garry Marshall (1990)
PSYCHO – Alfred Hitchcock (1960)
INDIANA JONES: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK – Steven Spielberg (1981)
REAR WINDOW – Alfred Hitchcock (1954)
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE – Nicholas Ray (1955)
ROMEO AND JULIET – Franco Zeffirelli (1968)
ROSEMARY’S BABY – Roman Polanski (1968)
SCREAM – Wes Craven (1996)
THE SHINING – Stanley Kubrick (1980)
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN – Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly (1952)
SISSI – Ernst Marischka (1955)
THE SIXTH SENSE – M. Night Shyamalan (1999)
THE SOUND OF MUSIC – Robert Wise (1960)
SPARTACUS – Stanley Kubrick (1960)
STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI – Richard Marquand (1983)
SUNSET BOULEVARD – Billy Wilder (1950)
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY – Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrely (1998)
TOY STORY – John Lasseter (1995)
ULISSE – Mario Camerini, Mario Bava (1954)
WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT – Nick Park, Steve Box (2005)
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? – Robert Zemeckis (1988)

TOP DIRECTORS:

1. Stanley Kubrick (6)
– Steven Spielberg (6)
3. Alfred Hitchcock (5)
4. Tim Burton (4)
5. Jean-Jacques Annaud (3)
– Roman Polanski (3)
– Yves Robert (3)
8. Woody Allen (2)
– Wes Anderson (2)
– Franck Capra (2)
– Victor Fleming (2)
– Ron Howard (2)
– Nick Park (2)
– Martin Scorsese (2)
– Ridley Scott (2)
– William Wyler (2)
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@Christophe,

Fascinating list!

Noteworthy for me: Your inclusion of A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE in your top 20 no less. Such an underappreciated mid-Spielberg masterpiece! THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and PLANET OF THE APES? I must have seen those movies over 30 times each, they're like music to my ears --there's literally a lot of music in NIGHTMARE, but you catch my drift. Wes Anderson? check. Appreciating the Spielberg-heavy feel to it (6 titles), bears repeating what kind of exceptional human being this man is. 101 DALMATIANS is -for me- to this day the best animated film in the history of Disney. I revere that movie, the sheer number of memorable images, the beauty, my God. Big Mario Bava fan, but I've never seen ULYSSES so that has to change. CHIECKEN RUN, so fresh man. THE IRON GIANT? It is only the best animation this country has produced in the last 2 decades. I remember you mentioning not liking many films from your homeland so glad to find ADELE H. Have you seen Jacques Tati's PLAYTIME? If you haven't I can't recommend it enough. I think you'd enjoy it. I'm sure you have by now, it must be the most famous French comedy, at least this side of the Atlantic.
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Love both your lists.

Bryce, your 60s list shows you are very widely seen, hope to be the same one day! [smile]
Thanks for the list love too. There are a few films in there that aren't critically adored (i.e. Alien 3, 9 1/2 Weeks, Steel Magnolias) but these types always give a list character [biggrin]

Cristophe, your list shows you love a good epic with a great story to go with it, which is always cool in a film enthusiast.

My favourite thing about Spielberg is that everyone has a different favourite film from him (thanks to him being so prolific and rarely sucking). None make my list, but have a lot of time for Munich, War of the Worlds (aging amazingly), Empire of the Sun, as well as a few others.
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My Top 100 Movies of all Time...

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. Rashomon
3. 8 1/2
4. Fanny and Alexander
5. Tokyo Story
6. The Godfather
7. Andrei Rublev
8. Seven Samurai
9. Bicycle Thieves
10. Nashville

11. The 400 Blows
12. Persona
13. La Dolce Vita
14. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
15. The Godfather: Part II
16. Annie Hall
17. Taxi Driver
18. In the Mood for Love
19. Solaris
20. Playtime

21. Citizen Kane
22. Barry Lyndon
23. Sunset Blvd.
24. Blowup
25. M
26. Singin' in the Rain
27. Metropolis
28. Apocalypse Now
29. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
30. The Rules of the Game

31. A Clockwork Orange
32. Raging Bull
33. West Side Story
34. Nights of Cabiria
35. Days of Heaven
36. Chinatown
37. Wild Strawberries
38. Pulp Fiction
39. Sansho the Bailiff
40. Psycho

41. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
42. 12 Angry Men
43. The Red Shoes
44. There Will Be Blood
45. The Wizard of Oz
46. Mulholland Dr.
47. Grave of the Fireflies
48. The Mirror
49. The Exterminating Angel
50. The Passion of Joan of Arc

51. On the Waterfront
52. Badlands
53. American Beauty
54. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
55. L'Avventura
56. Schindler's List
57. Vertigo
58. Casablanca
59. Ugetsu
60. Brokeback Mountain

61. Late Spring
62. A Separation
63. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
64. Le Samourai
65. Memento
66. Silence of the Lambs
67. Throne of Blood
68. The Master
69. City Lights
70. The Tree of Life

71. Blue Velvet
72. Last Year at Marienbad
73. Harakiri
74. The Double Life of Veronique
75. Once Upon a Time in the West
76. Spirited Away
77. The Seventh Seal
78. The Social Network
79. Close-up
80. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

81. Manhattan
82. The Graduate
83. The Thin Red Line
84. Wings of Desire
85. Stalker
86. Y Tu Mama Tambien
87. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
88. Amarcord
89. No Country for Old Men
90. Pather Panchali

91. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
92. It Happened One Night
93. The Virgin Spring
94. Boogie Nights
95. Sideways
96. Three Colors: Red
97. The Shining
98. Secrets & Lies
99. The Conversation
100. Breathless

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Fantastic list Khan, always nice to put things in perspective with heavy-on-the-masterpiece approach! [smile]
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I took much longer than expected with my follow-up --probably because it's the decade from which I've seen more films, so I started with more than 300 titles. Let's say it was exciting yet difficult and laborious trimming it down and even harder was the meaningless act of "ranking" them. I give you:

The Best of 2000-2009

1. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, Joel & Ethan Coen

2. PAN'S LABIRYNTH, Guillermo del Toro

3. DOGVILLE, Lars von Trier

4. THE WHITE RIBBON, Michael Haneke

5. THERE WILL BE BLOOD, Paul Thomas Anderson

6. THE SON, Jean Pierre & Luc Dardenne

7. Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, Alfonso Cuaron

8. MULLHOLLAND DR., David Lynch

9. BAD EDUCATION, Pedro Almodovar

10. THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, Wes Anderson

11. THE NEW WORLD, Terrence Malick

12. WATCHMEN, Zach Snyder

13. MEMORIES OF MURDER, Bong Joon-ho

14. A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, David Cronenberg

15. THE ASSASINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, Andrew Dominik

16. CHILDREN OF MEN, Alfonso Cuaron

17. BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALLS NEW ORLEANS, Werner Herzog

18. THE HURT LOCKER, Kathryn Bigelow

19. A PROPHET, Jacques Audiard

20. A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, Steven Spielberg

21. THE LIVES OF OTHERS, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

22. INGLORIOUS BASTERDS, Quentin Tarantino

24. OLDBOY, Park Chan-wook

25. THE DREAMERS, Bernando Bertolucci

26. THIS IS ENGLAND, Shane Meadows

27. SIN CITY, Robert Rodriguez

28. CACHE, Michael Haneke

29. CITY OF GOD, Fernando Meirelles

30. THE CLASS, Laurel Cantet

31. SPIRITED AWAY, Hayao Miyasaki

32. SUNSHINE, Danny Boyle

33. MEMENTO, Christopher Nolan

34. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, Peter Jackson

35. 2046, Wong Kar-Wai

36. ZODIAC, David Fincher

37. DONNIE DARKO, Richard Kelly

38. HUNGER, Steve McQueen

39. A BITTERSWEET LIFE, Kim Jee-woon

40. GOMORRAH, Mateo Garrone

41. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Steven Spielberg

42. BATMAN BEGINS, Christopher Nolan

43. THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA, Tommy Lee Jones

44. CHE: THE ARGENTINE, GUERRILLA, Steven Soderbergh

45. FANTASTIC MR. FOX, Wes Anderson

46. W., Oliver Stone

47. 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS, Cristian Mungiu

48. VOLVER, Pedro Almodovar

49. THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS, Makoto Shinkai

50. SPEED RACER, Andy & Lana Wachowski

51. RUSSIAN ARK, Alexander Sokurov

52. ROAD TO PERDITION, Sam Mendes

53. UNDERTOW, David Gordon Green

54. MOON, Duncan Jones

55. THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, Ken Loach

56. MATCH POINT, Woody Allen

57. ALMOST FAMOUS, Cameron Crowe

58. INFERNAL AFFAIRS, Andrew Lau, Alan Mark

59. I'M NOT THERE, Todd Haynes

60. SHAUN OF THE DEAD, Edgar Wright

61. BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD, Sidney Lumet

62. REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, Sam Mendes

63. THE HOST, Bong Joon-ho

64. PAPRIKA, Satoshi Kon

65. 28 DAYS LATER, Danny Boyle

66. GOSFORD PARK, Robert Altman

67.THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE, Sylvain Chomet

68. SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE + LADY VENGEANCE, Park Chan-wook

69. O BOTHER WHEN ART THOU, Joel & Ethan Coen

70. BILLY ELLIOT, Stephen Daldry

71. YOU, THE LIVING, Roy Anderson

72. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE Wong Kar-Wai

73. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, Peter Jackson

74. THE HEADLESS WOMAN, Lucrecia Martel

75. I HEART HUCKABEES, David O. Russell

76. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, Julie Taymor

77. BRICK, Rian Johnson

78. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, Michel Gondry

79. COLLATERAL, Michael Mann

80. MYSTERIOUS SKIN, Gregg Akari

81. MINORITY REPORT, Steven Spielberg

82. THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY, Julian Schnabel

83. BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESSE SEAMTRESS, Sijie Dai

84. 300, Zach Snyder

85. ANTICHRIST, Lars von Trier

86. THE DEPARTED, Martin Scorsese

87. IP MAN, Wilson Yip

88. BATTLE ROYALE, Kenji Fukasaku

89. THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE, Joel & Ethan Coen

90. C.R.A.Z.Y., Jean-Marc Vellee

91. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, Tomas Alfredson

92. L'ENFANT, Jean-Luc & Pierre Dardenne

93. AMERICAN SPLENDOR, Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

94. YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, Kenneth Lonergan

95. THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, Noah Baumbach

96. FAR FROM HEAVEN, Todd Haynes

97. IN THE BEDROOM, Todd Field

98. TOGETHER, Lukas Moodyson

99. ADAPTATION, Spike Jonze

100. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, Peter Berg

Hidden Gem Award: THE MAN FROM EARTH, Jerome Bixby  (trailer:

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