Alex’s All-Time Top 100

Alex: Here are my 100 favorite movies, starting with my list of the top ten, then followed by 90 titles arranged in chronological order:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)

2. Sansho the Bailiff (Mizoguchi, 1954)

3. The Reckless Moment (Ophuls, 1949)

4. The Crowd (Vidor, 1928)

5. I Walked with a Zombie (Tourneur, 1943)

6. Chimes at Midnight, a.k.a. Falstaff (Welles, 1965)

7. Chinatown (Polanski, 1974)

8. Out of the Past (Tourneur, 1947)

9. L’avventura (Antonioni, 1960)

10. All the President’s Men (Pakula, 1976)

Hearts of the World (Griffith, 1918)

Sherlock Jr. (Keaton, 1924)

The General (Keaton, 1926)

Faust (Murnau, 1926)

Metropolis (Lang, 1927)

The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer, 1928)

Shanghai Express (von Sternberg, 1932)

King Kong (Schoedsack & Cooper, 1933)

Bride of Frankenstein (Whale, 1935)

Modern Times (Chaplin, 1936)

The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Renoir, 1936)

The Awful Truth (McCarey, 1938)

Stagecoach (Ford, 1939)

The Long Voyage Home (Ford, 1940)

Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)

Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942)

Palm Beach Story (Sturges, 1942)

Passage to Marseille (Curtiz, 1944)

Laura (Preminger, 1944)

The Big Sleep (Hawks, 1946)

A Matter of Life and Death (Powell & Pressburger, 1946)

Notorious (Hitchcock, 1946)

Letter from an Unknown Woman (Ophuls, 1948)

The Bicycle Thief (de Sica, 1948)

Force of Evil (Polonsky, 1948)

Germany Year Zero (Rossellini, 1948)

They Live By Night (N. Ray, 1949)

Late Spring (Ozu, 1949)

The Third Man (Reed, 1949)

The Asphalt Jungle (Huston, 1950)

Orpheus (Cocteau, 1950)

Rashomon (Kurosawa, 1950)

All About Eve (Mankiewicz, 1950)

Sunset Blvd. (Wilder, 1950)

The River (Renoir, 1951)

Limelight (Chaplin, 1952)

I Confess (Hitchcock, 1953)

Pickup on South Street (Fuller, 1953)

Ugetsu (Mizoguchi, 1953)

Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)

The Man from Laramie (A. Mann, 1955)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Siegel, 1956)

A Man Escaped (Bresson, 1956)

There’s Always Tomorrow (Sirk, 1956)

Sweet Smell of Success (Mackendrick, 1957)

Touch of Evil (Welles, 1958)

Rally ’Round the Flag, Boys! (McCarey, 1958)

The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959)

Rio Bravo (Hawks, 1959)

Floating Weeds (Ozu, 1959)

North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959)

The Virgin Spring (Bergman, 1960)

Cleo from 5 to 7 (Varda, 1961)

Viridiana (Bunuel, 1961)

Lonely are the Brave (Miller, 1962)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Ford, 1962)

Psycho (Hitchcock, 1962)

High & Low (Kurosawa, 1963)

Mahanagar, a.k.a. The Big City (S. Ray, 1963)

Band of Outsiders (Godard, 1964)

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Leone, 1965)

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (Pollack, 1969)

The Last Picture Show (Bogdanovich, 1971)

McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Altman, 1971)

The Godfather (Coppola, 1972)

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Fassbinder, 1974)

Night Moves (Penn, 1975)

The Passenger (Antonioni, 1975)

Jaws (Spielberg, 1975)

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai de Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Akerman, 1975)

The Tenant (Polanski, 1976)

Annie Hall (Allen, 1977)

Days of Heaven (Malick, 1978)

Camera Buff (Kieslowski, 1979)

The Marriage of Maria Braun (Fassbinder, 1979)

Heaven’s Gate (Cimino, 1980)

Victor Victoria (Edwards, 1982)

Danton (Vajda, 1983)

The Dead Zone (Cronenberg, 1983)

Shoah (Lanzmann, 1985)

Ran (Kurosawa, 1985)

Parting Glances (Sherwood, 1986)

Crimes and Misdemeanors (Allen, 1989)

Bullets over Broadway (Allen, 1994)

Vanya on 42nd Street (Malle, 1994)

Lone Star (Sayles, 1996)

L.A. Confidential (Hanson, 1997)

The Sweet Hereafter (Egoyan, 1997)

Bus 174 (Padilha & Lacerda, 2002)

Zodiac (Fincher, 2007)

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About Aaron & Alex

We're two highly opinionated, movie-going, liberal, cynical, (single) New York Jews who like to bitch about movies.
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