Top 250 films - any takers?

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Re: Top 250 films - any takers?

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:53 am

My list obviously needs updating, which I have been attempting to do for over a year now. Hopefully it will be done someitme soon.

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Re: Top 250 films - any takers?

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:31 am

This topic needs to be rescued from the Pre-delete Forum.

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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:39 am

In case no one noticed, we have a UAADB Top 100 poll going on in the Film Criticism & Essays forum. Check it out and submit your choices. It's a shocking #1 film selection so far...get your thoughts in!

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Postby Okri » Tue May 31, 2005 2:03 am

I've gotta say, wasn't expecting Peyton Place so low. Awesome list, Penelope.

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Postby Penelope » Mon May 30, 2005 9:29 pm

Ok, this is my first attempt; I'm certain that it will be revised, and revised, and revised....


1. Casablanca (1942; Michael Curtiz)
2. Black Narcissus (1947; Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
3. Nashville (1975; Robert Altman)
4. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968; Sergio Leone)
5. Brief Encounter (1945; David Lean)
6. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942; Orson Welles)
7. Laura (1944; Otto Preminger)
8. The Band Wagon (1953; Vincent Minnelli)
9. Written on the Wind (1956; Douglas Sirk)
10. Stagecoach (1939; John Ford)

11. The More the Merrier (1943; George Stevens)
12. Sunrise (1927; F.W. Murnau)
13. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956; Don Siegel)
14. Shane (1953; George Stevens)
15. The Bicycle Thief (1948; Vittorio De Sica)
16. Sunset Blvd. (1950; Billy Wilder)
17. Winchester ‘73 (1950; Anthony Mann)
18. Some Like It Hot (1959; Billy Wilder)
19. The 39 Steps (1935; Alfred Hitchcock)
20. Ballad of a Soldier (1959; Grigori Chukhraj)

21. Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948; John Huston)
22. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930; Lewis Milestone)
23. History is Made at Night (1937; Frank Borzage)
24. Psycho (1960; Alfred Hitchcock)
25. The Awful Truth (1937; Leo McCarey)
26. Annie Hall (1977; Woody Allen)
27. Don’t Look Now (1973; Nicolas Roeg)
28. 42nd Street (1933; Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley)
29. Babe (1995; Chris Noonan)
30. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949; John Ford)

31. Libeled Lady (1936; Jack Conway)
32. Strangers on a Train (1951; Alfred Hitchcock)
33. The Wild Bunch (1969; Sam Peckinpah)
34. In a Lonely Place (1950; Nicholas Ray)
35. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968; Stanley Kubrick)
36. Little Women (1994; Gillian Armstrong)
37. Imitation of Life (1959; Douglas Sirk)
38. Wonder Boys (2000; Curtis Hanson)
39. Ninotchka (1939; Ernest Lubitsch)
40. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946; William Wyler)

41. Fargo (1996; Joel Coen)
42. Vertigo (1958; Alfred Hitchcock)
43. Dodsworth (1936; William Wyler)
44. Victor/Victoria (1982; Blake Edwards)
45. Sense and Sensibility (1995; Ang Lee)
46. JFK (1991; Oliver Stone)
47. The Grapes of Wrath (1940; John Ford)
48. All About My Mother (1999; Pedro Almodovar)
49. Battleship Potemkin (1925; Sergei Eisenstein)
50. Paths of Glory (1957; Stanley Kubrick)

51. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988; Philip Kaufman)
52. Five Easy Pieces (1970; Bob Rafelson)
53. Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994; Krzysztof Kieslowski)
54. Titanic (1997; James Cameron)
55. The Night of the Hunter (1955; Charles Laughton)
56. Chinatown (1974; Roman Polanski)
57. I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932; Mervyn LeRoy)
58. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004; Michel Gondry)
59. Midnight Cowboy (1969; John Schlesinger)
60. Destry Rides Again (1939; George Marshall)

61. Before Sunset (2004; Richard Linklater)
62. Tokyo Story (1953; Yasujiro Ozu)
63. The Searchers (1956; John Ford)
64. King Kong (1933; Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack)
65. The 400 Blows (1959; Francois Truffaut)
66. Coming Home (1978; Hal Ashby)
67. The Battle of Algiers (1965; Gillo Pontecorvo)
68. My Man Godfrey (1936; Gregory LaCava)
69. Peeping Tom (1960; Michael Powell)
70. Open City (1945; Roberto Rossellini)

71. 3:10 to Yuma (1957; Delmer Daves)
72. Dinner at Eight (1933; George Cukor)
73. Oliver! (1968; Carol Reed)
74. Waterloo Bridge (1940; Mervyn LeRoy)
75. Short Cuts (1993; Robert Altman)
76. The Big Parade (1925; King Vidor)
77. The Stunt Man (1980; Richard Rush)
78. The Quiet Man (1952; John Ford)
79. The Heiress (1949; William Wyler)
80. Atlantic City (1981; Louis Malle)

81. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944; Vincent Minnelli)
82. All the President’s Men (1976; Alan J. Pakula)
83. Citizen Kane (1941; Orson Welles)
84. A Star is Born (1954; George Cukor)
85. Les Diaboliques (1955; Henri-Georges Clouzot)
86. La Strada (1954; Federico Fellini)
87. A Sunday in the Country (1984; Bertrand Tavernier)
88. Basic Instinct (1992; Paul Verhoeven)
89. The Earrings of Madame De...(1953; Max Ophuls)
90. North by Northwest (1959; Alfred Hitchcock)

91. West Side Story (1961; Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise)
92. Blowup (1966; Michelangelo Antonioni)
93. Swept Away (1974; Lina Wertmuller)
94. I Know Where I’m Going! (1945; Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
95. The End of the Affair (1999; Neil Jordan)
96. The Shop Around the Corner (1940; Ernst Lubitsch)
97. The Apartment (1960; Billy Wilder)
98. Autumn Leaves (1956; Robert Aldrich)
99. Now, Voyager (1942; Irving Rapper)
100. Gods and Monsters (1998; Bill Condon)

101. The General (1927; Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman)
102. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939; Frank Capra)
103. Rashomon (1950; Akira Kurosawa)
104. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971; Robert Altman)
105. The Wind (1928; Victor Sjostrom)
106. Johnny Guitar (1954; Nicholas Ray)
107. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936; Frank Capra)
108. The Rules of the Game (1939; Jean Renoir)
109. Chicago (2002; Rob Marshall)
110. The Piano (1993; Jane Campion)

111. Stage Door (1937; Gregory LaCava)
112. Platoon (1986; Oliver Stone)
113. His Girl Friday (1940; Howard Hawks)
114. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954; Stanley Donen)
115. Shakespeare in Love (1998; John Madden)
116. Peyton Place (1957; Mark Robson)
117. Mulholland Dr. (2001; David Lynch)
118. It Happened One Night (1934; Frank Capra)
119. Heavenly Creatures (1994; Peter Jackson)
120. All About Eve (1950; Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

121. Death in Venice (1971; Luchino Visconti)
122. All that Heaven Allows (1955; Douglas Sirk)
123. Bonnie and Clyde (1967; Arthur Penn)
124. The Right Stuff (1983; Philip Kaufman)
125. An American in Paris (1951; Vincent Minnelli)
126. Seven Beauties (1975; Lina Wertmuller)
127. East of Eden (1955; Elia Kazan)
128. Random Harvest (1942; Mervyn LeRoy)
129. One, Two, Three (1961; Billy Wilder)
130. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938; Michael Curtiz, William Keighley)

131. Dr. Strangelove... (1964; Stanley Kubrick)
132. Rebecca (1940; Alfred Hitchcock)
133. Dead Man Walking (1995; Tim Robbins)
134. The Crowd (1928; King Vidor)
135. Sisters (1973; Brian DePalma)
136. 8 ½ (1963; Federico Fellini)
137. The English Patient (1996; Anthony Minghella)
138. The Wizard of Oz (1939; Victor Fleming)
139. Tootsie (1982; Sydney Pollack)
140. Howards End (1992; James Ivory)

141. A Clockwork Orange (1971; Stanley Kubrick)
142. Chasing Amy (1997; Kevin Smith)
143. Queen Christina (1934; Rouben Mamoulian)
144. Gaslight (1944; George Cukor)
145. Cabaret (1972; Bob Fosse)
146. The Silence of the Lambs (1991; Jonathan Demme)
147. Jaws (1975; Steven Spielberg)
148. Amarcord (1973; Federico Fellini)
149. Wages of Fear (1953; Henri-Georges Clouzot)
150. Thelma & Louise (1991; Ridley Scott)

151. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985; Woody Allen)
152. L’Atalante (1934; Jean Vigo)
153. L.A. Confidential (1997; Curtis Hanson)
154. The Pianist (2002; Roman Polanski)
155. Jules et Jim (1962; Francois Truffaut)
156. Rebel Without a Cause (1955; Nicholas Ray)
157. Norma Rae (1979; Martin Ritt)
158. City Lights (1931; Charles Chaplin)
159. Bringing Up Baby (1938; Howard Hawks)
160. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1961; Agnes Varda)

161. Johnny Belinda (1948; Jean Negulesco)
162. The Player (1992; Robert Altman)
163. Grand Illusion (1938; Jean Renoir)
164. The Insider (1999; Michael Mann)
165. Gigi (1958; Vincent Minnelli)
166. Gone with the Wind (1939; Victor Fleming)
167. Secrets & Lies (1996; Mike Leigh)
168. A Letter to Three Wives (1949; Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
169. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957; David Lean)
170. Reds (1981; Warren Beatty)

171. Summertime (1955; David Lean)
172. The Conversation (1974; Francis Ford Coppola)
173. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966; Segio Leone)
174. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946; Frank Capra)
175. Ordinary People (1980; Robert Redford)
176. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951; Elia Kazan)
177. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948; Max Ophuls)
178. In Which We Serve (1942; Noel Coward, David Lean)
179. Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991; Anthony Minghella)
180. Taxi Driver (1976; Martin Scorsese)

181. The Lion in Winter (1968; Anthony Harvey)
182. The Sweet Hereafter (1997; Atom Egoyan)
183. Rio Bravo (1959; Howard Hawks)
184. Modern Times (1936; Charles Chaplin)
185. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935; Frank Lloyd)
186. An Unmarried Woman (1978; Paul Mazursky)
187. The Thin Man (1934; W.S. Van Dyke)
188. Moonstruck (1987; Norman Jewison)
189. Shanghai Express (1932; Joseph Von Sternberg)
190. Great Expectations (1946; David Lean)

191. Adam’s Rib (1949; George Cukor)
192. Notorious (1946; Alfred Hitchcock)
193. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961; Blake Edwards)
194. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969; Sydney Pollack)
195. Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980; Michael Apted)
196. Julia (1977; Fred Zinnemann)
197. Groundhog Day (1993; Harold Ramis)
198. Z (1969; Costa-Gavras)
199. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939; Sam Wood)
200. Golddiggers of 1933 (1933; Mervyn LeRoy, Busby Berkeley)

201. Portrait of Jennie (1948; William Dieterle)
202. The Thing from Another World (1951; Howard Hawks, Christian Nyby)
203. Danton (1983; Andrzej Wajda)
204. Holiday (1938; George Cukor)
205. All That Jazz (1979; Bob Fosse)
206. Dazed and Confused (1993; Richard Linklater)
207. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970; Bud Yorkin)
208. Miracle on 34th Street (1947; George Seaton)
209. The Ice Storm (1997; Ang Lee)
210. The Sound of Music (1965; Robert Wise)

211. Wild Reeds (1994; Andre Techine)
212. Red River (1948; Howard Hawks)
213. Aliens (1986; James Cameron)
214. Gunga Din (1939; George Stevens)
215. Grand Hotel (1932; Edmund Goulding)
216. The Manchurian Candidate (1962; John Frankenheimer)
217. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977; Steven Spielberg)
218. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001; Ashutosh Gowariker)
219. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981; Steven Spielberg)
220. The Elephant Man (1980; David Lynch)

221. Notting Hill (1999; Roger Michel)
222. War and Peace (1968; Sergei Bondarchuk)
223. The Women (1939; George Cukor)
224. The Red Shoes (1948; Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
225. From Here to Eternity (1953; Fred Zinnemann)
226. Hope and Glory (1987; John Boorman)
227. Europa Europa (1990; Agnieszka Holland)
228. Bend of the River (1952; Anthony Mann)
229. October (1927; Sergei Eisenstein)
230. High Noon (1952; Fred Zinnemann)

231. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001; Alfonso Cuaron)
232. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952; Vincent Minnelli)
233. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966; Mike Nichols)
234. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969; Peter Hunt)
235. A Tale of Two Cities (1935; Jack Conway)
236. Lost Horizon (1937; Frank Capra)
237. The Body Snatcher (1945; Robert Wise)
238. Chicken Run (2000; Peter Lord, Nick Park)
239. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988; Pedro Almodovar)
240. Diary of a Chambermaid (1964; Luis Bunuel)

241. Trouble in Paradise (1932; Ernst Lubitsch)
242. Gosford Park (2001; Robert Altman)
243. Splendor in the Grass (1961; Elia Kazan)
244. Blazing Saddles (1974; Mel Brooks)
245. Dolores Claiborne (1995; Taylor Hackford)
246. Footlight Parade (1933; Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley)
247. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951; Robert Wise)
248. Working Girl (1988; Mike Nichols)
249. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971; John Schlesinger)
250. Room at the Top (1959; Jack Clayton)
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Postby Big Magilla » Wed May 25, 2005 2:01 pm

Heksagon wrote:I'm sure that a lot of people here have been trying, in vain, to compile their own Top 250 lists... Well, here's my own effort. It took me an eternity to do, and when I finally finished, my immediate reaction was that the list was dated. Anyway, after so many iterations, making any more changes feels impossible; I even found it too difficult to include any films I saw after making the initial shortlist. If I'll make a new list, I'll have to start from scratch. But, I hope this gives at least some sort of impression of my taste in films.

I know the feeling. Vey ecclectic list, as I would have expected.

C'mon everyone, we need more lists!

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Postby Heksagon » Wed May 25, 2005 11:48 am

I'm sure that a lot of people here have been trying, in vain, to compile their own Top 250 lists... Well, here's my own effort. It took me an eternity to do, and when I finally finished, my immediate reaction was that the list was dated. Anyway, after so many iterations, making any more changes feels impossible; I even found it too difficult to include any films I saw after making the initial shortlist. If I'll make a new list, I'll have to start from scratch. But, I hope this gives at least some sort of impression of my taste in films.

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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Stanley Kubrick
2. A Clockwork Orange (1971) Stanley Kubrick
3. Citizen Kane (1941) Orson Welles
4. A Man Escaped (1956) Robert Bresson
5. The Apartment (1960) Billy Wilder
6. The Godfather, Part II (1974) Francis Coppola
7. Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Stanley Kubrick
8. A Place in the Sun (1951) George Stevens
9. The Word (1953) Carl Dreyer
10. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) David Lean
11. The Godfather (1972) Francis Coppola
12. Dr. Caligari's Cabinett (1920) Robert Wiene
13. The Crime of Mr. Lange (1936) Jean Renoir
14. Persona (1966) Ingmar Bergman
15. The Rules of the Game (1939) Jean Renoir
16. Blade Runner (1982) Ridley Scott
17. Casablanca (1942) Michael Curtiz
18. Gold Rush (1925) Charlie Chaplin
19. The Bicycle Thief (1949) Vittorio De Sica
20. Dames du bois de Boulogne (1946) Robert Bresson
21. Great Expectations (1945) David Lean
22. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) William Wyler
23. On the Waterfront (1954) Elia Kazan
24. Gone with the Wind (1939) Victor Fleming
25. Raging Bull (1980) Martin Scorsese
26. Pickpocket (1959) Robert Bresson
27. L.A. Confidential (1997) Curtis Hanson
28. Brazil (1985) Terry Gilliam
29. Sunrise (1927) F.W. Murnau
30. Mon oncle (1958) Jacques Tati
31. The Seven Samurai (1955) Akira Kurosawa
32. Hidden Fortress (1958) Akira Kurosawa
33. Foolish Wives (1922) Erich von Stroheim
34. Modern Times (1936) Charlie Chaplin
35. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938) David Hand
36. La terra trema (1948) Luchino Visconti
37. Greed (1925) Erich von Stroheim
38. Fight Club (1999) David Fincher
39. Ghost in the Shell (1995) Mamoru Oshii
40. The Right Stuff (1983) Philip Kaufman
41. Tokyo Story (1953) Yasujiro Ozu
42. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) Kenji Mizoguchi
43. All About Eve (1950) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
44. Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953) Jacques Tati
45. Paths of Glory (1957) Stanley Kubrick
46. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
47. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Milos Forman
48. Women's Victory (1946) Kenji Mizoguchi
49. The Great Dictator (1940) Charlie Chaplin
50. Children of the Paradise (1945) Marcel Carné
51. Princess Mononoke (1998) Hayao Miyazaki
52. Duck Soup (1933) Leo McCarey
53. Life of Brian (1979) Terry Jones
54. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Jonathan Demme
55. Woman on the Dunes (1964) Hiroshi Teshigahara
56. Chinatown (1974) Roman Polanski
57. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock
58. Andrei Roublev (1969) Andrei Tarkovsky
59. The Contempt (1966) Jean-Luc Godard
60. Viridiana (1961) Luis Buñuel
61. Taxi Driver (1976) Martin Scorsese
62. Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) Luis Buñuel
63. E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982) Steven Spielberg
64. Pather panchali (1955) Satyajit Ray
65. Madame de... (1953) Max Ophüls
66. RoboCop (1987) Paul Verhoeven
67. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) Isao Takahata
68. Mystic River (2003) Clint Eastwood
69. King Kong (1933) Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoesack
70. The Elephant Man (1980) David Lynch
71. My Neighbour Totoro (1988) Hayao Miyazaki
72. Dodsworth (1936) William Wyler
73. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Steven Spielberg
74. The Killer (1987) John Woo
75. Atlantic City (1980) Louis Malle
76. The Manchurian Candidate (1962) John Frankenheimer
77. Shane (1953) George Stevens
78. Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Alfred Hitchcock
79. Ninja Scroll (1995) Yoshiaki Kawajiri
80. L'Atalante (1934) Jean Vigo
81. Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown (1988) Pedro Almodóvar
82. Sonatine (1993) Takeshi Kitano
83. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee
84. Annie Hall (1977) Woody Allen
85. M (1932) Fritz Lang
86. The Wizard of Oz (1939) Victor Fleming
87. Darling (1965) John Schlesinger
88. Chungking Express (1994) Wong Kar-wai
89. Star Wars (1977) George Lucas
90. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Frank Capra
91. Naked (1993) Mike Leigh
92. The Border Street (1946) Aleksandr Ford
93. Rio Bravo (1959) Howard Hawks
94. Bringing Up Baby (1938) Howard Hawks
95. The Milky Way (1969) Luis Buñuel
96. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Blake Edwards
97. Apocalypse: Now (1979) Francis Coppola
98. La dolce vita (1961) Federico Fellini
99. High School (1968) Frederick Wiseman
100. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) Sergio Leone
101. The Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero
102. Some Like It Hot (1959) Billy Wilder
103. The Realm of the Senses (1976) Nagisa Oshima
104. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
105. Edward Scissorhands (1990) Tim Burton
106. The Wild Bunch (1969) Sam Peckinpah
107. Los olvidados (1950) Luis Buñuel
108. Rashomon (1950) Akira Kurosawa
109. Detective Story (1951) William Wyler
110. East of Eden (1955) Elia Kazan
111. Singin' in the Rain (1952) Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly
112. Hiroshima mon amour (1959) Alain Resnais
113. Barry Lyndon (1975) Stanley Kubrick
114. The Battle of Algiers (1968) Gillo Pontecorvo
115. Empire Strikes Back (1980) Irwin Kershner
116. His Girl Friday (1941) Howard Hawks
117. Ed Wood (1994) Tim Burton
118. Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Jim Sharman
119. Aparajito (1956) Satyajit Ray
120. Imitation of Life (1959) Douglas Sirk
121. The Big Sleep (1946) Howard Hawks
122. American Graffiti (1973) George Lucas
123. The Searchers (1956) John Ford
124. Vertigo (1958) Alfred Hitchcock
125. Wonder Boys (2000) Curtis Hanson
126. The Third Man (1949) Carol Reed
127. British Sounds (1968) Jean-Luc Godard
128. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) Werner Herzog
129. The Hustler (1961) Robert Rossen
130. The Conversation (1974) Francis Coppola
131. Intolerance (1916) D.W. Griffith
132. City on Fire (1987) Ringo Lam
133. Pinocchio (1940) Hamilton Luske & Ben Sharpsteen
134. The Truman Show (1998) Peter Weir
135. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) Mervyn LeRoy
136. Frankenstein (1932) James Whale
137. Dumbo (1943) Ben Sharpsteen
138. Bambi (1942) N/A
139. Bridge over the River Kwai (1957) David Lean
140. 400 Blows (1959) Francois Truffaut
141. The General (1927) Buster Keaton
142. Once Upon a Time in China (1991) Tsui Hark
143. The Thin Man (1934) W.S. Van Dyke
144. Once Upon a Time in the Wild West (1968) Sergio Leone
145. The Last Laugh (1924) F.W. Murnau
146. Amadeus (1984) Milos Forman
147. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1968) Roman Polanski
148. Freaks (1932) Tod Browning
149. City Lights (1931) Charlie Chaplin
150. Midnight Cowboy (1969) John Schlesinger
151. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1931) Rouben Mamoulian
152. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1973) Robert Altman
153. Baby Doll (1955) Elia Kazan
154. The Usual Suspects (1995) Bryan Singer
155. Talk to Her (2002) Pedro Almodóvar
156. Full Metal Jacket (1987) Stanley Kubrick
157. La strada (1955) Federico Fellini
158. A Rebel without a Cause (1955) Nicholas Ray
159. Law of Desire (1988) Pedro Almodóvar
160. Double Indemnity (1944) Billy Wilder
161. Gigi (1958) Vincente Minnelli
162. Dead Poets Society (1989) Peter Weir
163. The Red Circle (196?) Jean-Pierre Melville
164. Touch of Evil (1958) Orson Welles
165. The Seventh Seal (1957) Ingmar Bergman
166. Christmas Story (1983) Bob Clark
167. The Saga of Anatahan (1954) Josef von Sternberg
168. West Side Story (1961) Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise
169. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) Orson Welles
170. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, Her Lover (198?) Peter Greenaway
171. Chinese Ghost Story (198?) Ching Siu-Tung
172. Dallas North Forty (1979) Ted Kotcheff
173. 1900 (197?) Bernardo Bertolucci
174. Tristana (1970) Luis Buñuel
175. From Here to Eternity (1953) Fred Zinnemann
176. Sunset Blvd. (1950) Billy Wilder
177. Fargo (1996) Joel Coen
178. Aliens (1986) James Cameron
179. Fanny and Alexander (1982) Ingmar Bergman
180. Avanti! (1974) Billy Wilder
181. The Fiddler on the Roof (1971) Norman Jewison
182. The Killing (1956) Stanley Kubrick
183. Trainspotting (1996) Danny Boyle
184. Escape from Alcatraz (197?) Don Siegel
185. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott
186. The Journal of a Country Priest (1950) Robert Bresson
187. The Music Room (195?) Satyajit Ray
188. Wild Strawberries (1957) Ingmar Bergman
189. Through the Glass, Darkly (1961) Ingmar Bergman
190. The Graduate (1967) Mike Nichols
191. There Was a Crooked Man (197?) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
192. Solaris (1969) Andrei Tarkovsky
193. My Fair Lady (1964) George Cukor
194. Pulp Fiction (1994) Quentin Tarantino
195. A Man for All Seasons (1966) Fred Zinnemann
196. Weekend (1967) Jean-Luc Godard
197. Ride the High Country (1962) Sam Peckinpah
198. Mirror (1982) Andrei Tarkovsky
199. 8½ (1963) Federico Fellini
200. This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Rob Reiner
201. Fireman's Ball (196?) Milos Forman
202. GoodFellas (1990) Martin Scorsese
203. The Last Tango in Paris (1973) Bernardo Bertolucci
204. Monkey Business (1952) Howard Hawks
205. Lancelot du Lac (1974) Robert Bresson
206. Memento (2001) Christopher Nolan
207. The Big Combo (1955) Joseph H. Lewis
208. Limelight (1952) Charlie Chaplin
209. The Crowd (1928) King Vidor
210. L'Age d'Or (193?) Luis Buñuel
211. Zéro de conduite (1932) Jean Vigo
212. It Happened One Night (1934) Frank Capra
213. Gosford Park (2001) Robert Altman
214. Bonjour tristesse (195?) Otto Preminger
215. The Last Stage (1948) Wanda Jakubowska
216. Once Were Warriors (1994) Lee Tamahori
217. Grand Illusion (1937) Jean Renoir
218. My Man Godfrey (1936) Gregory La Cava
219. Mulholland Dr. (2001) David Lynch
220. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Michael Curtiz & William Keighley
221. Bride of Frankenstein (1933) James Whale
222. Broken Blossoms (1919) D.W. Griffith
223. The Kid (1921) Charlie Chaplin
224. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1946/1958) Sergei Eisenstein
225. Red River (1948) Howard Hawks
226. An Anatomy of Murder (1959) Otto Preminger
227. Rear Window (1954) Alfred Hitchcock
228. Drunken Master (1978) Yuen Woo-ping
229. Mary Poppins (1964) Robert Stevenson
230. Advise & Consent (1966) Otto Preminger
231. Knife in the Water (1962) Roman Polanski
232. Lolita (1962) Stanley Kubrick
233. The Big Parade (1925) King Vidor
234. Ikiru (1952) Akira Kurosawa
235. Laura (1944) Otto Preminger
236. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) Vincente Minnelli
237. They Were Expendable (1945) John Ford
238. Monsieur Verdoux (1947) Charlie Chaplin
239. Thunderball (1965) Terence Young
240. An American in Paris (1951) Vincente Minnelli
241. The Terminator 2 - Judgment Day (1991) James Cameron
242. Unforgiven (1992) Clint Eastwood
243. Broadcast News (1987) James L. Brooks
244. Blow Out (1981) Brian De Palma
245. An Affair to Remember (1957) Leo McCarey
246. Strangers on a Train (1951) Alfred Hitchcock
247. Schindler's List (1993) Steven Spielberg
248. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) Trey Parker
249. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) Jean-Paul Rappeneau
250. The Insider (1999) Michael Mann

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Postby Reza » Wed May 18, 2005 12:30 pm

I think I'll compile mine but in chronological order. Too complicated to decide if I liked Casablanca more than Chinatown or vice versa.

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Postby Big Magilla » Tue May 17, 2005 1:14 pm

It's not easy to come up with a list of 250 films. It's easier to come up with a list of 1,000. The difficulty is in limiting the list to 250.

One way to do it is to include films by favorite directors. Another is to include films from pre-existing ten best lits. The ranking itself is subjective. A simple chronological list would be simpler.

The year with the most films represented on my list is 1955 with 11.

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Postby Reza » Tue May 17, 2005 11:05 am

It is easy to come up with a top 250 list. But how do you rate each to get them in the order you all have them in?

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Postby Big Magilla » Sun May 15, 2005 4:43 pm

My list has been revised for anyone who cares.

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Postby criddic3 » Mon Jun 09, 2003 1:00 pm

what is the Criterion message board and are they asking for suggestions or just a list of favorite films?

I will try to come up with 250 movies, too, but it will be difficult. Many films are more along the lines of *** and ***1/2 rather than great, four star films. But it'll be worth a try.




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Postby anonymous1980 » Sun Jun 01, 2003 11:32 am

When is Oscar Guy gonna adjust his settings so that we can write HITCH#### without being reminded that his name ends with C OCK?



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Postby Eric » Sun Jun 01, 2003 9:41 am

I just jotted down a list of guilty pleasures for that Criterion message board. I think the best definition of a guilty pleasure is a film one loves a great deal but can't (or doesn't want to) come up with a coherent defense on its behalf. Here were mine:

The Wiz (great Q score, great sets/costume... my favorite Oscar-bait movie?)
Earthquake (really any disaster film from the '30s, '70s, or the '90s, for that matter, especially Titanic, which I've not thing one wrong with)
Mommie Dearest (meaning I reject the notion that it's a great bad movie, because I think it's pretty damn great actually)
Tales from the Crypt (and any other '70s British horror anthology... a particularly rewarding mini-genre)
Head (beatsick)
Quintet (I'm to understand it's pretty loathed even by most Altman fans)
Scary Movie & Don't Be a Menace...
Voodoo Academy (for a select audience, to be sure)
Maurice (along the same lines, but this one is here because usually I loathe Merchant-Ivory stuff... apparently, I'm to feel guilty for liking it when two attractive men kiss)
Serial Mom (too dark for mainstream, too light for Waters fans... somehow, just right for me)
Freddy Got Fingered & Jackass: The Movie (the "angry young men" movies of my generation, I think)
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (has never been the same since reading the poem "Snow White & the Seven Deadly Sins")

I'll try to come up with a Top 250, but it will take awhile.




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Postby Precious Doll » Sat May 31, 2003 6:23 pm

I have done a quick count of the most mentioned directors on the four lists. The only real surpise for me was Vincente Minnelli being so high.

John Ford - 25 votes
Alfred Hitch#### - 23 votes
Vincente Minnelli - 20 votes
Blake Edwards & Stanley Kubrick - 18 votes
George Cukor - 17 votes
Billy Wilder - 16 votes
Howard Hawks - 15 votes
Frederico Fellini & Leo McCarey - 14 votes
Douglas Sirk - 13 votes
Orson Welles - 12 votes
Woody Allen, Luis Bunuel, Akira Kurosawa, Nicholas Ray, Jean Renior, Steven Spielberg & William Wyler - 10 votes




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