TMA’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

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You will not like something about this list.  In your mind, undeserving inclusions and unthinkable omissions probably abound.  That is as it should be.  Film, for all the scholarship, expertise and pretense that surrounds it, remains, like all art, firmly subjective.  Feel free to tell us what we missed, what we misplaced, or congratulate us on a job well done, if you feel so inclined.  Just remember to keep it clean, civil and respectful.  With that said, these are The Moving Arts Film Journal’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time:

#1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Kubrick)
#2. Citizen Kane (1941, Welles)
#3. The Godfather (1972, Coppola)
#4. Andrei Rublev (1966, Tarkovsky)
#5. The Rules of the Game (1939, Renoir)
#6. Casablanca (1942, Curtiz)
#7. Vertigo (1958, Hitchcock)
#8. La Dolce Vita (1960, Fellini)
#9. Seven Samurai (1954, Kurosawa)
#10. The Godfather Pt. II (1974, Coppola)
#11. The Third Man (1949, Reed)
#12. The Wizard of Oz (1939, Fleming)
#13. Dr. Strangelove (1964, Kubrick)
#14. Goodfellas (1990, Scorsese)
#15. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972, Herzog)
#16. 8½ (1963, Fellini)
#17. Singin’ In The Rain (1952, Donen, Kelly)
#18. Raging Bull (1980, Scorsese)
#19. Lawrence of Arabia (1962, Lean)
#20. Solaris (1972, Tarkovsky)
#21. The Night of the Hunter (1955, Laughton)
#22. On the Waterfront (1954, Kazan)
#23. Intolerance (1916, Griffith)
#24. L’Atalante (1934, Vigo)
#25. Apocalypse Now (1979, Coppola)
#26. Birth of a Nation (1915, Griffith)
#27. Battleship Potemkin (1925, Eisenstein)
#28. Taxi Driver (1976, Scorsese)
#29. Chinatown (1974, Polanski)
#30. Rashomon (1950, Kurosawa)
#31. The Searchers (1956, Ford)
#32. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966, Leone)
#33. Yojimbo (1961, Kurosawa)
#34. Nights of Cabiria (1957, Fellini)
#35. The Curse of the Cat People (1944, Fritsch, Wise)
#36. Annie Hall (1977, Allen)
#37. Tokyo Story (1953, Ozu)
#38. M (1931, Lang)
#39. Brief Encounter (1945, Lean)
#40. Rear Window (1954, Hitchcock)
#41. Barry Lyndon (1975, Kubrick)
#42. Ikiru (1952, Kirosawa)
#43. A Clockwork Orange (1971, Kubrick)
#44. Metropolis (1927, Lang)
#45. City Lights (1931, Chaplin)
#46. Bashu, The Little Stranger (1986, Beizai)
#47. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951, Kazan)
#48. Badlands (1973, Malick)
#49. The Asphalt Jungle (1950, Huston)
#50. Pather Panchali (Ray, 1955)
#51. Touch of Evil (1958, Welles, Keller)
#52. The 400 Blows (1959, Truffaut)
#53. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Dreyer)
#54. King Kong (1933, Shoedsack, Cooper)
#55. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927, Murnau)
#56. L’Avventura (1960, Antonioni)
#57. The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Kirshner)
#58. The Apartment (1960, Wilder)
#59. The General (1927, Keaton, Bruckman)
#60. Pierrot le Fou (1965, Godard)
#61. The Seventh Seal (1957, Bergman)
#62. Talk to Her (2002, Almodóvar)
#63. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971, Altman)
#64. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962, Ford)
#65. Do the Right Thing (1989, Lee)
#66. Pulp Fiction (1994, Tarantino)
#67. Ugetsu (1953, Mizoguchi)
#68. Manhattan (1979, Allen)
#69. Star Wars (1977, Lucas)
#70. F for Fake (1973, Welles)
#71. Blue Velvet (1986, Lynch)
#72. The Leopard (1963, Visconti)
#73. Modern Times (1936, Chaplin)
#74. Sweet Smell of Success (1957, Mackendrick)
#75. Yi Yi (2000, Yang)
#76. Grand Illusion (1937, Renoir)
#77. Out of the Past (1947, Tourneur)
#78. Mulholland Dr. (2001, Lynch)
#79. Wild Strawberries (1957, Bergman)
#80. Synecdoche, New York (2008, Kaufman)
#81. Psycho (1960, Hitchcock)
#82. Nayakan (1987, Ratnam)
#83. Wings of Desire (1987, Wenders)
#84. The Big Sleep (1946, Hawks)
#85. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, Gondry)
#86. Ulysses’ Gaze (1995, Angelopoulos)
#87. Notorious (1946, Hitchcock)
#88. Nashville (1975, Altman)
#89. Days of Heaven (1978, Mallick)
#90. The Maltese Falcon (1941, Huston)
#91. The Bicycle Thief (1948, de Sica)
#92. A Touch of Zen (1971, Hu)
#93. Fargo (1996, Coen, Coen)
#94. Breathless (1960, Godard)
#95. Children of Paradise (1945, Carné)
#96. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999, Kiarostami)
#97. Rio Bravo (1959, Hawks)
#98. Jaws (1975, Spielberg)
#99. There Will Be Blood (2007, P.T. Anderson)
#100. Japón (2002, Carlos Reygadas)

A breakdown of the list

Most represented directors (2 or more):
Akira Kurosawa (4), Alfred Hithcock (4), Stanley Kubrick (4), Orson Welles (3), Francis Ford Coppola (3), Martin Scorsese (3), Frederico Fellini (3), Elia Kazan (2), Fritz Lang (2), Woody Allen (2), Jean Renoir (2), John Huston (2), John Ford (2), David Lean (2), David Lynch (2), Terrence Mallick (2), Jean Luc Godard (2), Howard Hawks (2), Charlie Chaplin (2), Robert Altman (2), D.W. Griffith (2)

Most represented decades (10 or more):
1950s (21), 1970s (19), 1960s (14), 1940s (11)

Be sure to check out the other lists in our TMA’s Greatest series:
TMA’s 25 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time
TMA’s 25 Greatest Sports Movies of All Time

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  • http://specter.wordpress.com/ Paul Martin

    That you would completely ignore The Lord of the Rings is foolishness.

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  • Benthamj

    no chris nolan??

  • Copwatcharlington

    No George Miller? Whoever put this list together was obviously drunk, and should be reprimanded for this oversight.nn

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  • Soldatodianima

    Well that’s just like your opinion, man.

  • Sdsqd

    Like the list, like it very much.

  • zephyr

    Lord of the Rings????????????????????????????????????????????’

  • Shero

    It really looks like this list been made by a teenage from the 40th and he is now 90 years old and he like the old good times only !!! ;-) u2026nnI think someone has to define what ” Greatest Movies ” means !!! ..nnJust think about it u2026 the last 30 years (from 1980 until 2010) there are just 19 great movies !!!????nnBut in the 50th there been made 21 great movies and in the 70th 19 Great movies !!! are the movie makers specially the directors going lazy and become idiots with the time !!!??? u2026 I am afraid that in 2010 until 2020 there will be no GREAT movies anymore !!! because there will be no more directors who can make a GREAT movie any more !!! :-) nnIt really looks like those who chose these movies and called them GREAT MOVIES are bunch of old time art teachers who hate Digital Effect ( and by Digital I mean Visual Effects CGI ,u2026.. Not Practical Effects ) u2026 they like more black and white movies and of course they are teaching and maybe studied their entire life just movies from the 40th until 80th !!???? .. ;-)

  • Rasho-Man

    You guys can do nothing but complain. I’m young and still in my 20s and I think this is one of the most solid lists I’ve ever seen. Movies had more substance in decades past. Everything is so dumbed down now. To have Kurosawa properly recognized is great to see. I enjoyed Lord of the Rings and all of Nolan’s efforts, but I probably wouldn’t rank it in a top 100 either. But guess what? That’s my opinion, just like this list is based on opinions. Everyone complaining needs to post their “superior” top 100 list so they can deal with all the complainers saying “where’s this movie and that movie you idiot?”

  • One

    Although I do not agree with James Cameron, the fact of the matter is he has two of the highest grossing movies of all time, neither of which are on this list. No Lord of the Rings? No Inception, Gladiator, Alien, The Departed, Cool Hand Luke, ANYTHING by Pixar. Yes they are more recent movies, but no one can deny they are amazing films. What the heck was this list based on?

  • JT

    1. Box office has nothing to do with the quality of a film and everything to do with how much money a studio poured into marketing. It should completely disregarded when making a list like this. n2. Lord of the Rings were cheesy and overlong.n3. Inception is riddled with plot holes and is way too exposition heavyn4. Gladiator is decent, but is ultimately just a solid action movien5. Alien is a very good thriller, but not worthy of exalted statusn6. The Departed is good, but isn’t even in Scorsese’s top 5n7. Cool Hand Luke is great, and may be your only legitimate complaint.n8. Pixar films are excellent, but they’re formulaic and broad. Not worthy of a list like this.

  • John P

    I doubt a site like this employs “old art teachers” that don’t know anything about modern films. For a film to truly be considered great it must stand the test of time. You’ll notice that a movie like Goodfellas, which was ranked in the low 90s by AFI a few years back has slowly crept up lists like this until now where it is ranked in the top 20 here. Film has existed for more than 100 years so unless you’ve seen all those movies on this list that you’re complaining about, I would suggest shutting the hell up.

  • Anne

    NoNo

  • Anonymous

    Great List…good to see Murnau, Lang & Griffith getting mentions…although I must take issue with the lack of Visconti on this list…Il Gattopardo alone deserves to be top ten.

  • Charto

    Look again. il Gattopardo (The Leopard) is #72

  • https://twitter.com/filmsavior Corey

    The fact that you included Synecdoche, New York, The 400 Blows, There Will Be Blood, and 8 1/2 is enough for me to respect this list. Anyone complaining about Lord of the Rings not making the list needs to go back to the AFI lists. Those snoozefests (yeah, I said it) don’t belong here.

  • Bullroa

    Shawshank Redemption…? All of these movies are overrated….”There will be Blood” was horrible…I can assume that nearly all of these listed are the same.

  • Shero

    Hey … Calm down … before even you replay to my comment you had to define for me what GREAT movie means for you !!! … But you couldn’t do it .. because you don’t know what GREAT movie is about !!! nnIt is my own opinion … You don’t like it and have a better idea let me know about it … why you need to make fun of your self !!!??? nnAfter all … I didn’t write they don’t know anything about modern films !!!nRead my comment again and let me know if you find such sentence in it . And what you mean by stand the test of time ??? Why then they chose “There will be Blood (2007) ” .. it was just 3 years ago !!! what are you talking about ? what is the test of time for a movie 3 years of age ? nnNow Where is Lord of the Rings, Titanic, AVATAR, It’s a Wonderful Life, Shawshank Redemption, Inception, The Dark Knight, Usual Suspects, Memento, Forrest Gump, American Beauty, Departed, Reservoir Dogs, Once Upon a Time in America, Gladiator, Scarface, Mystic River, Rocky, What about WALLu00b7E and Up ??????nnAre those not passing what you call ” STAND THE TEST OF TIME ” !!??? nnAnd your last doubt was a big mistake because it shows and prove you didn’t watch all the movies in the list and that is why you are crazy about my comment … nnAnd by the way I do I need to prove .. that I watched the entire movies in the list !!??? .. I don’t think so ;-)

  • Shero

    TJ … nnI agree with you for the first point … But there is another side of it too !!! … if a movie is not great then it will not make a lot of money too !!!nnAnd you are wrong for all the other stuff you explain because it can goes for Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz , Pulp Fiction ,Jaws, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind , Do the Right Thing even Goodfellas … nnAgain you are standing against your own opinion : nn*Lord of the Rings was no cheesy … you think it was cheesy !n*Inception has no plot holes and of course it is heavy … they almost said the same to Godfather when first time comes out !n*Gladiator is decent but solid action !!??? then action movies can’t enter this list ??? what about Pulp Fiction !!??? it was not action ? and why Training day is not in the list too ?n*Departed is in Scorsese’s top 5 movies and you can make a research for it … !n*And in the end having no animated movie in the list just show hwo much those who made this list are against Animation , CGI , 3D movies ! and again it is a prove they are still living in their old time movies because they belong for that time !! ;-) n

  • Shero

    The argument is about why from 1980 until 2010 there is just 19 movies called Great Movies … and most of the movies they chose is belong for the 70th and older !!!???nnDoes that mean that as much as we go into future there are less great movies .. and there will be no more good directors ??? why Animated movies are not selected ??? why they do not belong to what they call it ” GREAT MOVIES ” ??? Why non of Nolan’s movies been selected in this list ? … Why there is just one movie with CGI being selected ? are they against the CGI and 3D and Animated movies ? they don’t recognize them as great movies ??? that is why we are asking and people are complaining about this list ! .. Did you get it ? Idiot .

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  • Anonymous

    My bad…I clearly skim read the latter part of the list. nnHaving looked at the list a lot more closely, I must commend you on the majority of your choices.

  • TheRoyalWe

    No Big Lebowski?! :)

  • Btcoach420

    As lists go this is wonderful. I don’t agree with it all but a very good list. I often wonder how new art will fit into a “GOAT” list. Essentially a “GOAT” list includes a selection that changed the way many (but not all) view the genre or view the subject matter of the genre. I think it becomes increrasingly difficult for newer art to slide into a list because so much has been done already. Think about pop music in this regard. There have been great albums made in last 20 years but what has really shook the walls of genre. Nevermind? Kid A? That’s about it. How about movies? Well, some of the newer movies did change the genre a bit or changed the way we look at love, death, greed, etc. Still, so much has already been done and like music there are so many relevant subgenres that cater to specific fans that it is hard to find one work of art that speaks to the masses as a whole or changes the direction of the conversation completely. The same is true in TV. Since Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and the Sopranos nothing has really shaken the TV world because almost every other show after, excellent or not, is deritative. I will say that I don’t think one of the LOTR movies could make this list but as a trilogy it does seem like a significant piece of movie making. Also, while I would have a hard time picking one it does seem like one of the Pixar movies deserves a nod. Again, these movies brought something new to the conversation. I’m partial to Ratatouille but Toy Story 1 probably deserves the nod here. Either way, I love lists because it gives me a chance watch a good movie I haven’t seen. I’ve seen most of the movies on this list but not all. Cool.

  • Mark

    Not a single animated film on the list. That’s just pathetic.

  • Mark

    Actually is this list ranked by the film’s contribution to the genre, and the cinematic art, or is it just good films? There are several films on this list that made a huge impact on cinema in their time, and will always be remembered, but for modern viewing audiences they would be considered boring, verging on the anti-entertainment.rnrnLet me take an example from a film that’s not on the list, Disney’s Snow White, just because it almost always creeps into these top 100 lists. The film is a milestone, an absolutely stunning achievement, but I don’t know of a single child that could watch it for more than twenty minutes. Even most adults are bored by it. As a film, and just a film, it simply doesn’t stand up.rnrnWhen ranking films, we shouldn’t have to make excuses for them. The film should still be entertaining and relevant today. Those are the truly great films.

  • Rasho-Man

    Still waiting for all the complainers personal lists so they can be criticized too.

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  • Frankenscene

    This list is excellent and I sincerely doubt the haters have seen most of these films.

  • fastback

    Fully agree with Btcoach420. So much modern film is based on stories, characters, plot-lines and the cinematic art found in older movies; so little is original nowadays. It naturally becomes increasingly hard for modern film makers to make new, innovative, entertaining, ground breaking movies that inspire new and interesting emotion, that captivate, that make you think and argue, especially with the pressure that each new film’s goal is simply to make as much box office and merchandising mula as possible. nnYou dissenters of the list whom argue that Lord of the Rings should have been listed fail to realise that, yes, good movies that they are, they have scant regard for soul, they have moribund spirit, they have _no_ originality (and I personally think the casting was as poor as it gets). Those films are a tour de force of labour, of work effort, of expenditure and nothing more. Where is the art-form? Where is the interpretation and language? Where’s the originality? Lord of the Rings is nothing more than a well made facsimile of a marvellous original world. It is a long way from being a great movie, it is the story and the intricacy with which Tolkein built it that is great and the movie does nothing more than tell that story, in a highly sanitised, formulaic and anodyne manner, whilst managing to lose much of the original story experience. But that, of course, is my own humble opinion. Making the LotR trilogy was always going to be a thankless task given the nature of the original material. They are brave attempts at making films that would always have been difficult to make, and nothing more.nnI think Inception is an excellent movie but I would argue that it may be too new for this list. You need to watch a movie several times to ‘get it’, and I don’t know whether I will watch Inception more than a couple of times. Whereas I can watch many of the films on this list time and again (but not all of them – of course, I haven’t seen them all). That said, Chris Nolan may well be represented in the not too distant. One of the few truly original directors of today that really practises ‘film making’.nnWhoever mentioned Gladiator in a discussion about all time top films should ensure that they return to their doctor to have their medication adjusted for a stronger dose. Please go away. Really, just go away. A great movie is not one that has been played in front of a test audience prior to release to ensure ‘customer satisfaction’ with the ending. And as for the cartoons people are complaining are missing, the less said the better.

  • Mark

    Of course, because any one with an opinion different from yours must be ignorant, right? I’ve seen at least 65-70 of the films on this list. It’s not that good. When a list excludes the an entire medium’s contribution to the art form, then clearly the makers of the list have blinkers on. More than 60% of the items on the list are extremely similar tonally. This isn’t a list of the 100 Greatest Movies, it’s a list of what an academic minority think should be the 100 Greatest Movies, but aren’t and think by making a list they’ll somehow fix that.rnrnI love 2001 Space Odyssey. Its contribution to cinema is undeniable, but most of my friends don’t like it. In fact I can’t seem to get any of them to sit past the first twenty minutes. Most people haven’t seen it and wouldn’t watch it through to the end if given the chance. Get a room full of average people to watch it and then ask if they liked it at the end. Most will say no. It’s not a “great” film, despite the masterpiece it clearly is.rnrnFilms are made for an audience first. Everything else is just a bonus. If your audience doesn’t like the film, it can never be truly great.rnrnAnyhow, I’ve gone off-topic. The point is the writer’s of this list should’ve tried to be a little more objective. They need to add at least one animated film to this list, and don’t go with the easy Snow White or Fantasia options. Both choices only further highlight indifference for such a diverse medium.

  • Cal

    You said, “Most people haven’t seen it and wouldn’t watch it through to the end if given the chance. Get a room full of average people to watch it and then ask if they liked it at the end. Most will say no. It’s not a “great” film, despite the masterpiece it clearly is.”nnThat statement undercuts your entire argument. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

  • Jknaak4295

    Memento should definitely be on this list

  • Frankenscene

    Nah, I don’t agree. Populism is hardly a foundation for film criticism. Is it the fault of Stanley Kubrick if your friends have a limited-attention span? In most cases, great works of art initially lack an audience. (case in point, Citizen Kane) And similar tonally? Dude, this list is diverse. (Goodfellas, Ugetsu, L’Atlante, Fargo, Tokyo Story…etc) The mere fact that Andrei Rublev cracked the top-5 makes the list worthwhile. nThat’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.

  • Mark

    Of course, because animation is lesser cinema.

  • Mark

    Yeah, I should reword that. And just to be clear, 2001 would definitely be on my own personal list. But this list above isn’t a personal list. This list is supposed to represent what the human race (or at least, the American public) should be able to recognise as great films. And I don’t think most people would recognise that in 2001. Maybe in inidividual scenes, or on a technical level, but not as a film overall. But that’s only my opinion anyway.rnI think other choices on the list are far stronger. No one in their right mind could argue with The Wizard of Oz for example. And though not many people have seen The Appartment, they have no doubt seen some incarnation of it in other movies. With both, if you showed them to a modern audience, I’m pretty sure they’d get the thumbs up.rn”Populism is hardly a foundation for film criticism”, yet for this list it’s core. What do you think makes a film great? Personally, I don’t think it’s popularity, but I do think the average person on the street needs to find the film worth watching from beginning to end, not just cinema buffs. That is, for me, the most important factor. Everything else, the technical and artist brilliance, are just pluses that elevate the film to greatness, but without that central core, it can never truly be great.rnrnAs for this list being diverse (and it is, just enough) you said, “Dude, this list is diverse. (Goodfellas, Ugetsu, L’Atlante, Fargo, Tokyo Story…etc) The mere fact that Andrei Rublev cracked the top-5 makes the list worthwhile. ” yet every single film you listed could be described as sombre. That’s what I meant about most of the list being too similar tonally.rnrnBut anyway, all that was a detour I somehow took that I never meant to. To be honest, it’s not what’s on the list the really bothers me, it’s the glaring oversights that aren’t on it. It’s the animation thing I was really worked up about.

  • Mark

    A film can be brilliant and not great. It is the audience’s reaction to the masterpiece that elevates it to greatness. Yet, it can still be a masterpiece without being appreciated by the masses, as long as it is recognised as so by fellow filmmakers and critics.

  • Philipbutinspanish

    “if a movie is not great then it will not make a lot of money too nThere is no direct relation between quality and how much money a film has made. Film market strategy is now designed to get as much money in the shortest time possible to beat the speed of word-of-mouth recommendation Proof: Transformers 2.nnPulp fiction was an incredibly well structured storytelling, to the point where the action is part of the story, not what the story gravitates around.n”Training day ” is a good thriller, but there are many more like it.nI believe the first requisite of this list is that it has to be unique in meaningful ways, whether story telling, vision or introspection, or reflexion of society. Not just good entertaining films alone. Perhaps Nolan’s Memento was missing IMO, but I cam’t see any I would take out of the list in in order to get it in.nn

  • Mark

    Sorry for the typos. artist = artistic. rn(and it is, just enough) = (and it is, just not enough).

  • m0zart

    Well… I’ll try to be polite, though my heart is seething. You have fluff movies like Goodfellas on there, and critical disappointments like Barry Lyndon, but are missing significant films like Amadeus and The Unbearable Lightness of Being. It’s probably the best list I’ve seen so far, but it’s still lacking in so many important ways.

  • Xs10chill

    The fact that you totally ignored The Wild Bunch is not just an insult to Sam Peckinpah, it seems to be a bias against other great westerns by George Stevens, John Sturges, Clint Eastwood, Marty Ritt, and even Costner. But besides westerns I don’t understand why two of the finest filmmakers in the world: Yimou Zhang and Kaige Chen would also be absent, oh why do I bother, you obviously just wanted to rattle a few cages and get a thrill.

  • Erichomer03

    This list is amazing; and while I disagree with some things on this list, I do not think that you could create a top 100 without angering some one. I have problems with Goodfellas, Barry Lyndon, and Fargo but for the most part I think it does a very good job of creating an average list.

  • Anonymous

    well,i really think 2001 aA Space Odyssey is one of the best movies i’ve ever seen. There’s no doubt that it will be the no.1. Stanley Kubrick is really a genius. 3 of his movies: 2001,dr.strangelove and a clockwork orange exist in this list together.. How amazing it is.

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  • Metuga

    And what about “Cinema Paradiso”? Allways refered as one of the best film ever made.

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    [...] Here’s a fun top 100 films list by The Moving Arts Film Journal. [...]

  • yermar

    Battleship Potemkin was made in 1925, not 1915

  • Crap

    AVATAR, AVATAR, AVATAR………. ?????. what are you mind? here talk about classics, movies whith a coute of art and no a piece of comercial transaction. do for the mass. a child from 5 could think like you now, ten years more and ii doubt that.

  • Stam

    Memento definitely must be in any list of this type, but this list contain a garbage and Racist movies like Birth of a Nation (1915, Griffith). this list is shit too.

  • http://tcmcinema.fr/blog/2010/11/28/le-top-100-etait-presque-parfait/ Le Top 100 était presque parfait | A la decouverte du grand cinema | TCM Cinéma

    [...] > La liste complète sur themovingarts.com [...]

  • http://tcmcinema.fr/actus/2010/11/28/le-top-100-etait-presque-parfait/ Le Top 100 était presque parfait | Actus cinéma | TCM Cinéma

    [...] > La liste complète sur themovingarts.com [...]

  • Terri

    Memento is an overrated hipster-bait movie. Birth of a Nation is definitely racist, but it is still one of the greatest films of all time.

  • Hani

    This is a pretty bang-up list through and through. However, I’m saddened by the lack of The Bridge on the River Kwai, Paths of Glory, and Amadeus. To name a few, anyway.

  • Giriayush

    Gone with the wind????????it has to be #1 you missed it man:(

  • Brent

    Cinema is art. The filmmakers behind these films are auteurs. You are completely wrong to assert that they are “made for an audience first.” These films are made for expression and should be judged by the success of their expression in the context of film history. nUnder this criteria, 2001 absolutely deserves to be #1.

  • Brent

    I would have added Children of Men and The Royal Tenanbaums to this list. WALL-E and the Coen Brothers should also get a little more love. I’m thoroughly convinced the Inglorious Basterds will make lists like this as it ages. Otherwise, this is a wonderful. 2001 is absolutely the greatest film ever made and I’m really excited to see a member of the Apu trilogy make an appearance.

  • Lopes A Fabio

    Maybe you should have some Nolan’s movies..nBig LebowskinLord of the rings (come one, how many academy awards?)nLe ConcertnSyndromes and a CenturynnAnd Modern Times.. please!nIt has music, dancing, comedy, drama, love, criticism..nDeserves a better place

  • http://twitter.com/AndySunshine Andrew Slaughter

    Why is Days of Heaven on this list??? One of the worst movies ever made. Sure it looks great and the cinematography is some of the best you will ever see. But the characters are selfish and annoying. The story (what little is there) is predictable and the final monologue of the movie makes no sense and has nothing to do with the rest of the movie. nBut besides that I really have no qualms with this list. It’s actually quite accurate. I love the fact that Synecdoche, NY is on here. One of the best movies ever made.

  • Ana Carina

    Me and a couple of more friends are going to see every movie of this list, in 100 weeks, starting with #100 Japu00f3n and ending with #1 Space Odissey.nI just saw Japu00f3n… I must say, although I understand with some people would find it brilliant… I did not like it at all.nMost of my favorite movies are on this list though, so.. well done (so far). I must say though, I miss Kusturica on this list. White Cat, Black Cat is one of the best movies ever. And Cidade de Deus too :)

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