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Top 200

top 10 ranked. the rest is chronological, earliest first. 


Not quite 200 yet, which gives me room to add more. I hate having to take movies off a favorites list. This is a mix of everything I enjoy. My cinematic knowledge is lacking in some areas, but I believe there is a great breadth of content on this list, at least from an American perspective.

  • The Apartment

    1

  • Roman Holiday

    2

  • The Last Picture Show

    3

  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

    4

  • Superbad

    5

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    6

  • Basic Instinct

    7

  • Little Women

    8

  • Y Tu Mamá También

    9

  • Contempt

    10

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    11

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    12

  • Morocco

    13

  • M

    14

  • Shanghai Express

    15

  • Blonde Venus

    16

  • Design for Living

    17

  • L'Atalante

    18

  • The Scarlet Empress

    19

  • The Wizard of Oz

    20

  • Stranger on the Third Floor

    21

  • Sullivan's Travels

    22

  • Casablanca

    23

  • Cat People

    24

  • The Leopard Man

    25

  • Detour

    26

  • On Dangerous Ground

    27

  • Summer with Monika

    28

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    29

  • The Big Heat

    30

  • Seven Samurai

    31

  • Sabrina

    32

  • Mr. Arkadin

    33

  • The Night of the Hunter

    34

  • Lola Montès

    35

  • Funny Face

    36

  • The Seventh Seal

    37

  • 12 Angry Men

    38

  • Sweet Smell of Success

    39

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    40

  • Night of the Demon

    41

  • Wild Strawberries

    42

  • Some Like It Hot

    43

  • The 400 Blows

    44

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    45

  • North by Northwest

    46

  • Eyes Without a Face

    47

  • La Dolce Vita

    48

  • L'Avventura

    49

  • Letter Never Sent

    50

  • The Warped Ones

    51

  • Blast of Silence

    52

  • The Connection

    53

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    54

  • Jules and Jim

    55

  • La Jetée

    56

  • Charade

    57

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    58

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    59

  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    60

  • Pierrot le Fou

    61

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

    62

  • The Trouble with Angels

    63

  • Persona

    64

  • Barefoot in the Park

    65

  • Bonnie and Clyde

    66

  • Danger: Diabolik

    67

  • Rosemary's Baby

    68

  • Night of the Living Dead

    69

  • Easy Rider

    70

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    71

  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    72

  • The French Connection

    73

  • What's Up, Doc?

    74

  • Scarecrow

    75

  • Paper Moon

    76

  • Day for Night

    77

  • Coffy

    78

  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door

    79

  • Badlands

    80

  • Chinatown

    81

  • Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins

    82

  • Jaws

    83

  • The Ascent

    84

  • Star Wars

    85

  • Alien

    86

  • Stalker

    87

  • Over the Edge

    88

  • The Shining

    89

  • Blow Out

    90

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    91

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    92

  • Sugar Cane Alley

    93

  • Rumble Fish

    94

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    95

  • Body Double

    96

  • Taipei Story

    97

  • Desperately Seeking Susan

    98

  • Trouble in Mind

    99

  • Police Story

    100