Sunday, July 15, 2007

Top 100 Movies

The American Film Institute recently updated its listing of the 100 greatest American films of all time. Now there's a good idea, I thought. Hey, why not publish my own list? Sure, it would be subjective -- but that's part of the fun. So I decided to give it a go.

As I was compiling my list, I realized that I couldn't possibly rank all 100 movies in order of preference. So I decided to rank just the Top 10 movies, followed by all 100 movies in alphabetical order.

So ... to get us started, here are the Top 10 movies on my list, in declining order:

1. Blade Runner
2. Apocalypse Now
3. For a Few Dollars More
4. Pulp Fiction
5. Easy Rider
6. The Matrix
7. Brazil
8. Alien
9. The Lives of Others
10. The Proposition

And now, in alphabetical order, here is my Top 100 movies list (excluding documentaries, which I'll cover later):

12 Monkeys (1995)
21 Grams (2003)
24 Hour Party People (2002)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Alien (1979)
Amadeus (1984)
Amelie (2001)
Amores Perros (2000)
Angel Heart (1987)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Badlands (1973)
Basquiat (1996)
Behind the Sun (2001)
Blade Runner (1982)
Brazil (1985)
Calendar (1993)
Carandiru (2004)
Casino Royale (2006)
Central Station (1998)
City of God (2002)
Crash (2005)
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Das Boot (1981)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Easy Rider (1969)
El Mariachi (1992)
Elephant (2003)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Gladiator (2000)
Grind House (2006)
Henry & June (1990)
Hero (2002)
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Himalaya (1999)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Il Postino (1995)
Jabberwocky (1977)
Jean de Florette (1987)
La Femme Nikita (1990)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Magnolia (1999)
Man on the Train (2002)
March of the Penguins (2004)
Memento (2000)
Men with Guns (1997)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Mifune (2000)
Minority Report (2002)
Molière (1978)
Munich (2005)
Pathfinder (1987)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Run Lola Run (1998)
Salvador (1986)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Sexy Beast (2001)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Sideways (2004)
Sling Blade (1996)
Star Wars (1977)
Syriana (2005)
The Claim (2000)
The Cooler (2003)
The Departed (2006)
The English Patient (1996)
The Girl on the Bridge (2000)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
The Hired Hand (1971)
The Limey (1999)
The Lives of Others (2007)
The Matrix (1999)
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
The Pianist (2002)
The Piano (1993)
The Professional (1994)
The Proposition (2005)
The Road Home (2001)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
The Vanishing (1988)
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2001)
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Three Kings (1999)
Three Seasons (1999)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Tous Les Matins Du Monde (1991)
Trainspotting (1995)
Valmont (1989)
Vanishing Point (1971)
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
Walk the Line (2005)
Wild at Heart (1990)
Winged Migration (2001)
Wings of Desire (1987)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)