Other Best Movies Lists

Searching for the best movies list, one will find so many lists, in many places and these days in many websites. These lists, except a few, include only American films, as if the rest of the world have not contributed to the art of cinema! Surprisingly many of these lists and others that we could not post here, are mostly similar, close to AFI list than any others such as Oscars. Read and be the judge yourselves:

Sight & Sound magazine’s greatest 50 films of all time:

Sight & sound.greatest films

This is perhaps the only international best films list, with 50 and not 100 and less American films (17) than the international rivals, though 3 out of 5 and 6 out of 10 top films are Americans.

  1. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcok, 1958)
  2. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
  3. Tokyo story (Ozu Yasujiro, 1953)
  4. La regle du jeu (The rule of the game, Jean Renoir, 1939)
  5. Sunrise: A song of two humans (FW Murnau, 1927)
  6. 2001: A space odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  7. The searchers (John Ford, 1956)
  8. Man with a movie camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
  9. The passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Dryer)
  10. 8 ½ (Federico Fellini, 1963)
  11. Battleship Potemkin (Sergie Eisenstein, 1925)
  12. L’Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934)
  13. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
  14. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
  15. Late spring (Ozu Yasujiro, 1949)
  16. Au hazard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966)
  17. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
  18. Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
  19. Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974)
  20. Singin’ in the rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1951)
  21. L’avventura (Michelangeli Antonioni, 1960)
  22. Le Mepris (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)
  23. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
  24. Ordet (Carl Dryer, 1955)
  25. In the mood for love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
  26. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
  27. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966)
  28. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001)
  29. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)
  30. Shoah Claude Lanzmann, 1985)
  31. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
  32. Bicycle thieves (Vittoria De Sica, 1948)
  33. The General (Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1926)
  34. Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)
  35. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
  36. Jeanne Dileman, 23 quai du commerce 1080 Burxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
  37. Satantango (Bela Tarr, 1994)
  38. The 400 blows (Francois Truffaut, 1959)
  39. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)
  40. Journey to Italy (Roberto Rossellini, 1954)
  41. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955)
  42. Some like it hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
  43. Gertrud (Carl Dryer, 1964)
  44. Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
  45. Play time (Jacques Tati, 1967)
  46. Close up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)
  47. The battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966)
  48. City lights (Charlie Chaplin, 1931)
  49. Ugetsu monogatari (Mizoguchi Kenji, 1953)
  50. La Jetee (Chris Marker, 1962)

 

Time Magazine all-time Best Movies:

Time magazine best films

This list contain both the international and American films, and it is perhaps the only list that is not much copy of the AFI list or Oscars for American films, or copy of Cannes Festival for international list, but by alphabetical order with no ranking! This list still contains more American films, with 57 than the rest of the world!

(The movies with * have been recognized as the best in their decades)

Aguirre: the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)

Apu trilogy, the (Satyajit Ray, 1955, 1956, 1959)

Awful truth, the (Leo McCarey, 1937)

Baby face (Alfred Green, 1933)

Bande a part (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964)

Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)

Berlin Alexanerplatz (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1980)

Blade runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)

Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967)

Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)

Bride of Frakenstein (James Whale, 1935)

Camille (George Cukor, 1936)

Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)

Charade (Stanley Donen, 1963)

Children of paradise (Marcel Carne, 1945)

*Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)

Chungking Express (Wong kar Wai, 1994)

*Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

City lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)

City of God (Fernando Meireless, Katia Lund, 2002)

Closely watched trains (Jiri Menzel, 1966)

Crime of Monsieur Lange, the (Jean Renoir, 1936)

Crowd, the (King Vidor, 1928)

Day for night (Francois Truffaut, 1973)

*Decalogue, the (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1989)

Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945)

Discreet charm of the Bourgeoisie, the (Luis Bunuel, 1972)

*Dodsworth (William Wyler, 1936)

Double indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)

Dr.Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)

Drunken master II (Chia-Liang Liu, 1994)

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982)

8 ½ (Federico Fellini, 1963)

400 blows, the (Francois Truffaut, 1959)

Farewell my concubine (Kaige Chen, 1993)

Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, 2003)

Fly, the (David Cornenberg, 1986)

Godfather, Parts I and II (Francis Ford Coppola,1972, 1974)

Good, the bad and the ugly, the (Sergio Leone, 1966)

Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)

Hard Day’s night, A (Richard Lester, 1964)

His girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)

*Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)

In a lonely place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)

Invasion of the body snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956)

It’s a gift (Norman McLeod, 1934)

It’s a wonderful life (Frank Capra, 1946)

Kandahar (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 2001)

Kind hearts and coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949)

King Kong (Merian Copper, Ernest Schoedsack, 1933)

Lady Eve, the (Preston Sturges, 1941)

Last Command, the (Josef von Sternberg, 1928)

Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)

Leolo (Jean-Claude Lauzon, 1992)

Lord of the rings, the (Peter Jackson, 2001-3)

Man with a camera, the (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

Manchurian candidate (John Frankenhiemer, 1962)

Meet me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)

*Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)

Miller’s crossing (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1990)

Mon oncle d”Amerique (Alain Resnais, 1980)

Mouchette (Robert Bresson, 1967)

Nyakan (Mani Ratnam, 1987)

Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch, 1939)

Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)

Olympia, parts 1 & 2 (Leni Reifenstahl, 1938)

On the waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)

Once upon a time in the west (Sergio Leone, 1968)

Out of the past (Jaques Tourneur, 1947)

*Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

Pinocchio (Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen, 1940)

Psycho (Alfrend Hitchcock, 1960)

*Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarnation, 1994)

Purple rose of Cairo, the (Woody Allen, 1985)

Pyaasa (Guru Dutt, 1957)

Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)

Schindler’s list (Stephen Spielberg, 1993)

Searchers, the (John Ford, 1956)

Sherlock, Jr. (Buster Keaton, 1924)

Shop around the corner, the (Ernst Lubitsch, 1940)

Singin’ in the rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1952)

Singing detective, the (Jon Amiel, 1986)

Smiles of a summer night (Ingmar Bergman, 1955)

Some like it hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977)

Streetcar named Desire, A (Elia Kazan, 1951)

Sunrise (F.W.Murnau, 1927)

Sweet smell of success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957)

Swing time (George Stevens, 1936)

*Talk to her (Pedro Almadovar, 2002)

Taxi driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)

Tokyo story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)

Touch of Zen, A (King Hu, 1971)

Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953)

Ulysses’ gaze (Theo Angelopoulos, 1995)

Umberto D (Vittorio De Sica, 1952)

Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992)

White heat (Raoul Walsh, 1949)

Wings of desire (Wim Wenders, 1987)

Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961)

 

Filmsite 100 greatest Films of all time

film-site-100-greatest

This list contain only the American films, that are mostly copies of the AFI list and not Oscars, with no ranking order, but alphabetical!

Adventures of Robin Hood, the (Michael Curtiz,1938)

Africal Queen, the (John Huston,1951)

All about Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz,1950)

All quiet on the western front (Lewis Milestone,1930)

An American in Paris (Vincente Minneli, 951)

Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)

Apocalypse now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

Ben-Hur (William Wyler, 1959)

Best years of our lives, the (William Wyler, 1946)

Big sleep, the (Howard Hawks,1946)

Birth of a nation, the (D.W. Griffith, 1915)

Blade runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)

Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967)

Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935)

Bridge on the river Kwai, the (David Lean, 1957)

Bringing up baby (Howard Hawks, 1938)

Casablanca (Michel Curtiz, 1942)

Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

City lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)

Crowd, the (King Vidor, 1928)

Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)

Double indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)

Duck soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)

Empire strikes back, the (Irvin Kershner, 1980, tie)

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982)

Easy rider (Deniis Hopper, 1969)

Fantasia (James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, 1940)

42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon, 1933)

General, the (Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, 1927)

Godfather, the (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972, tie)

Godfather, part II, the (Francis Ford Coppola , 1974, tie)

Gold rush (Charles Chaplin, 1925)

Gone with the wind (Victor Fleming, 1939)

Graduate, the (Mike Nichols, 1967)

Grapes of Wrath (John Ford, 1940)

Greed (Eric von Strohiem, 1924)

High noon (Fred Zinneman, 1952)

His girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)

Intolerance (D.W.Griffith, 1916)

It happened one night (Frank Capra, 1934)

It’s a wonderful life (Frank Capra , 1946)

Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)

King Kong (Marian Copper, Ernest Schoedsack, 1933)

Lady Eve, the (Preston Sturges, 1941)

Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)

Letter from an unknown woman (Max Ophuls, 1948)

Magnificent Ambersons, the (Orson Welles, 1942)

Maltese Falcon, the (John Huston, 1941)

Meet me in St. Louis (Vincent Minneli, 1944)

Midnight cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969)

Mr. Smith goes to Washington (Frank Capra, 1939)

Modern times (Charles Chaplin, 1936)

My darling Clementine (John Ford, 1946)

Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975)

Night at the opera, A (Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding, 1935)

Night of the hunter, the (Charles Laughton, 1955)

Ninotchka (Ernest Lubitsch, 1939)

North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)

Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock , 1946)

On the waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)

One flew over the cuckoo’s nest (Milos Forman, 1975)

Out of the past (Jaques Tourneur, 1947)

Paths of glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957)

Philadelphia story, the (George Cukor, 1940)

Psycho (Alfred Hichcok, 1960)

Pulp fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)

Quiet man, the (John Ford, 1952)

Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980, tie)

Rear window (Alfred Hichcock, 1954)

Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)

Rebel without a cause (Elia Kazan, 1955)

Red River (Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson, 1948)

Roman holiday (William Wyler, 1953)

Schindler’s list (Steven Spielberg, 1993)

Searchers, the (John Ford, 1956)

Shane (George Stevens, 1953)

Shawshank redemption, the (Frank Darabont, 1994)

Singin’ in the rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly,1952)

Snow white and the seven dwarfs (William Cottrell, David Hand, 1937)

Some like it hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939)

Star is born, A (George Cukor, 1954)

Star wars (George Lucas, 1977, tie)

Streetcar named Desire, A (Elia Kazan, 1951)

Sunrise (F.W. Murnau, 1927)

Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)

Taxi driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)

Third man, the (Carol Reed, 1949)

To kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962)

Top hat (Mark Sandrich, 1935)

Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)

Treasure of Sierra Madre, the (John Huston, 1948)

Trouble in Paradise (Ernest Lubitsch, 1932)

2001: A space odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcok, 1958)

West side story (Robert Wise, 1961)

Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolf? (Mike Nichols, 1966)

Wild bunch, the (Sam Pekinpah, 1969)

Wizard of Oz, the (Victor Fleming, George Cukor, 1939)

Wuthering Heights (William Wyler, 1939)

Yankee doodle dandy (Michael Curtiz, 1942)

ROLLING STONE’s 100 MAVERICK MOVIES

Rolling Stones best films

This list that was released in the Rolling Stones magazines 1999 millennium issue, contain only movies up the last year of last century and not thereafter. The list also as a favor to international films, include 20 foreign language films in the middle of the list from 51-70 by stating At the midpoint of the list, the following serve as a “tribute to the foreign-language films that opened up American cinema to new worlds.” So here, the rest of the world is the “new world” while it should be vice versa! Also it is not clear why 20 international films were ranked in the middle all in a row, not higher or lower or not shuffled in between the rest of American films, or the ranking is not a real ranking! Most of the American films on this list are copies of the AFI list and not Oscars, in a different order to look different!

  1. The Godfather Trilogy (part I, 1972;Part II, 1974; part III, 1990)
  2. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
  3. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
  4. 2001: A space odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  5. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
  6. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
  7. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
  8. The Treasure of Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948)
  9. Blue Velvet (David Lynch. 1986)
  10. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
  11. King Kong (Merian Cooper, Ernest Schoedsack, 1933)
  12. The Manchurian candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962)
  13. Fargo (Joel Cohen, 1996)
  14. All about Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950)
  15. Do the right thing (Spike Lee, 1989)
  16. The night of the hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
  17. Sherlock, Jr. (Buster Keaton, 1924)
  18. Some like it hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
  19. Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975)
  20. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)
  21. Sweet smell of success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957)
  22. Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
  23. Invasion of the body snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956)
  24. Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
  25. Don’t look now (Nicolas Roeg, 1973)
  26. Gone with the wind (Victor Fleming, 1939)
  27. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
  28. It’s a wonderful world (Frank Capra, 1946)
  29. Singin’ in the rain (Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, 1952)
  30. On the waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)
  31. Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
  32. One flew over the cuckoo’s nest (Milos Forman, 1975)
  33. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)
  34. The silence of the lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)
  35. The Empire strikes back (Irvin Kerschner, 1980)
  36. Ed Wood (Tim burton, 1994)
  37. Faces (John Cassavetes, 1968)
  38. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
  39. Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967)
  40. Straw dogs (Sam Pekinpah, 1971)
  41. The third man (Carol Reed, 1949)
  42. All the president’s men (Alan J. Pakula, 1976)
  43. Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935)
  44. Rebel without a cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955)
  45. Written on the wind (Douglas Sirk, 1956)
  46. Swing time (George Stevens, 1936)
  47. The red Shoes (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1948)
  48. Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)
  49. Sullivan’s travels (Preston Sturges, 1941)
  50. The graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)
  51. M (Fritz Lang, 1931)
  52. Zero for conduct (Jean Vigo, 1933)
  53. Rules of the game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
  54. Children of paradise (Marcel Carne, 1945)
  55. The bicycle thief (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)
  56. The earrings of Madame De… (Max Ophuls)
  57. Tokyo story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
  58. The seven samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
  59. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955)
  60. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959)
  61. The 400 blows (Francois Truffaut, 1959)
  62. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)
  63. Viridiana (Luis Bunuel, 1961)
  64. Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
  65. The conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1971)
  66. Aquirre: The wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)
  67. Seven beauties (Lina Wertmuller, 1976)
  68. Wings of desire (Wim Wenders, 1988)
  69. Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown (Pedro Almodovar, 1988)
  70. The killer (John Woo, 1989)
  71. City lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)
  72. Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972)
  73. Quiz show (Robert Redford, 1972)
  74. A night at the opera (Sam Wood, 1935)
  75. The producers (Mel Brooks, 1967)
  76. Lost in America (Albert Brooks, 1985)
  77. The terminator (James Cameron, 1984)
  78. White heat (Raoul Walsh, 1949)
  79. His girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
  80. Out of the past (Jaques Touneur, 1947)
  81. The piano (Jane Campion, 1993)
  82. Blow-up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966)
  83. Blow out (Brian De Palma, 1981)
  84. The Philadelphia story (George Cukor, 1940)
  85. Bad day at the black rock (john Sturges, 1940)
  86. Ninotchka (Ernest Lubitsch, 1939)
  87. Diner (Barry Levinson, 1982)
  88. To sleep with anger (Charles Burnett, 1990)
  89. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992)
  90. Midnight cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969)
  91. Lone star (John Sayles, 1996)
  92. The naked kiss (Samuel Fuller, 1964)
  93. The crying game (Neil Jordan, 1992)
  94. Broadcast news (James L. Brooks, 1987)
  95. Dead ringers (David cronenberg, 1988)
  96. My little chickadee (Edward Cline, 1940)
  97. The night of the living dead (George Reomero, 1968)
  98. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Jones, 1975)
  99. Intolerance (D.W.Griffith, 1916)
  100. 100.Freaks (Tod Browning, 1932)

 

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