Trains Magazine's Top 100 Train Movies

Discovered this list after reading up on Sullivan's Travels last night. Apparently a railroad enthusiast magazine listed their favorite movies featuring trains? Couldn't find it on Letterboxd so decided to transcribe it here for anyone interested.

"These movies were reviewed by John Farr, a movie writer and critic. John states that "this list will not by any means settle what are the greatest 100 train movies".

The magazine gives a summary of each movie, includes many pictures from some movies and tells about how some of the movies were filmed and what engines and cars were used. It indicates often whether real trains were used and which ones and when models were used.

It will serve as a good guide of what movies to look for with trains in mind."

  • The Train

    1

  • North by Northwest

    2

  • Twentieth Century

    3

  • The Lady Vanishes

    4

  • La Bête Humaine

    5

  • High Noon

    6

  • Brief Encounter

    7

  • The General

    8

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    9

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    10

  • The First Great Train Robbery

    11

  • Runaway Train

    12

  • 3:10 to Yuma

    13

  • Bound for Glory

    14

  • Railroad Man

    15

  • Union Pacific

    16

  • Emperor of the North

    17

  • The Narrow Margin

    18

  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    19

  • The French Connection

    20

  • The Battle of the Rails

    21

  • Closely Watched Trains

    22

  • The Iron Horse

    23

  • Europa

    24

  • Sullivan's Travels

    25

  • The Major and the Minor

    26

  • Ballad of a Soldier

    27

  • Control

    28

  • The Second Track

    29

  • La Roue

    30

  • Some Like It Hot

    31

  • The Grey Fox

    32

  • The Professionals

    33

  • Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

    34

  • The Lady Eve

    35

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    36

  • The Sting

    37

  • Night Train to Munich

    38

  • Look Both Ways

    39

  • Breakheart Pass

    40

  • The Palm Beach Story

    41

  • From Russia with Love

    42

  • The Railway Children

    43

  • Dodge City

    44

  • 5 Centimeters per Second

    45

  • Duck, You Sucker

    46

  • The Great Locomotive Chase

    47

  • The Greatest Show on Earth

    48

  • Transsiberian

    49

  • Night Train

    50

  • Strangers on a Train

    51

  • Silver Streak

    52

  • How the West Was Won

    53

  • Julia

    54

  • Blind Chance

    55

  • Riding the Rails

    56

  • Train Man

    57

  • Central Station

    58

  • Before Sunrise

    59

  • North West Frontier

    60

  • Our Hospitality

    61

  • Union Station

    62

  • Doctor Zhivago

    63

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    64

  • Le Cercle Rouge

    65

  • Terror by Night

    66

  • Murder She Said

    67

  • The Titfield Thunderbolt

    68

  • The Fugitive

    69

  • Festival Express

    70

  • Thérèse Raquin

    71

  • Mystery Train

    72

  • Spies

    73

  • Matewan

    74

  • Wendy and Lucy

    75

  • Von Ryan's Express

    76

  • The Station Agent

    77

  • Gandhi

    78

  • Danger Lights

    79

  • It Happened to Jane

    80

  • George Washington

    81

  • Catching Out

    82

  • The Harvey Girls

    83

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    84

  • Santa Fe

    85

  • Boxcar Bertha

    86

  • Anna Karenina

    87

  • In the Heat of the Night

    88

  • So Dear to My Heart

    89

  • Speed

    90

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    91

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    92

  • Man on the Tracks

    93

  • Bad Day at Black Rock

    94

  • A World Without Thieves

    95

  • I Know Where I'm Going!

    96

  • The Dinner Game

    97

  • Charade

    98

  • Picnic

    99

  • Fried Green Tomatoes

    100