Top Five of Every Year*

* that I've seen at least five feature-length films from...

I wasn't going to make this list as it seemed like a lot of admin but I feel like I need a distraction today! Now watch as I fail to maintain it and quietly delete it sometime next year.

Years where I haven't seen enough to make the list:
Every year pre-1931 apart from 1925

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    1

  • Strike

    2

  • The Gold Rush

    3

  • Battleship Potemkin

    4

  • Seven Chances

    5

  • Dracula

    6

  • City Lights

    7

  • Little Caesar

    8

  • The Public Enemy

    9

  • Frankenstein

    10

  • Trouble in Paradise

    11

  • Scarface

    12

  • Island of Lost Souls

    13

  • Freaks

    14

  • Grand Hotel

    15

  • 42nd Street

    16

  • Footlight Parade

    17

  • King Kong

    18

  • The Kennel Murder Case

    19

  • The Invisible Man

    20

  • L'Atalante

    21

  • The Thin Man

    22

  • It Happened One Night

    23

  • The Black Cat

    24

  • The Scarlet Empress

    25

  • The 39 Steps

    26

  • Hands Across the Table

    27

  • Captain Blood

    28

  • The Raven

    29

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    30

  • Modern Times

    31

  • My Man Godfrey

    32

  • Things to Come

    33

  • After the Thin Man

    34

  • Swing Time

    35

  • Stage Door

    36

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    37

  • The Awful Truth

    38

  • True Confession

    39

  • Grand Illusion

    40

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    41

  • The Lady Vanishes

    42

  • Port of Shadows

    43

  • La Bête Humaine

    44

  • Bringing Up Baby

    45

  • Only Angels Have Wings

    46

  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    47

  • Stagecoach

    48

  • The Roaring Twenties

    49

  • The Wizard of Oz

    50

  • The Shop Around the Corner

    51

  • The Mark of Zorro

    52

  • The Great Dictator

    53

  • Remember the Night

    54

  • The Philadelphia Story

    55

  • Sullivan's Travels

    56

  • The Maltese Falcon

    57

  • Ball of Fire

    58

  • Suspicion

    59

  • The Lady Eve

    60

  • Casablanca

    61

  • To Be or Not to Be

    62

  • Cat People

    63

  • You Were Never Lovelier

    64

  • This Gun for Hire

    65

  • The Ox-Bow Incident

    66

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    67

  • Heaven Can Wait

    68

  • Keeper of the Flame

    69

  • Phantom of the Opera

    70

  • Double Indemnity

    71

  • Laura

    72

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    73

  • Murder, My Sweet

    74

  • Lifeboat

    75

  • Spellbound

    76

  • The Lost Weekend

    77

  • Mildred Pierce

    78

  • The Body Snatcher

    79

  • Detour

    80

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    81

  • Canyon Passage

    82

  • My Darling Clementine

    83

  • The Big Sleep

    84

  • The Dark Mirror

    85

  • Black Narcissus

    86

  • Miracle on 34th Street

    87

  • Brute Force

    88

  • Out of the Past

    89

  • Dark Passage

    90

  • Letter from an Unknown Woman

    91

  • The Naked City

    92

  • Red River

    93

  • Rope

    94

  • The Red Shoes

    95

  • The Third Man

    96

  • White Heat

    97

  • Kind Hearts and Coronets

    98

  • Thieves' Highway

    99

  • On the Town

    100